Two Texas prison escapees from Mexico are still on the run. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons says the search continued Wednesday for the escaped inmates.

Jose Bustos-Diaz and Octavio Ramos Lopez turned up missing Tuesday during a routine count at the Briscoe Unit, in Frio County, about 75 miles southwest of San Antonio.The pair apparently cut through a perimeter fence.

Bustos-Diaz was serving 35 years for murder in Harris County. He pleaded guilty to killing Deborah Kay. She hired Bustos-Diaz as a stable-hand at the Oaks of Kendalwood Stables on FM 529.

Jason Backs works next to the land where the stables once were, the land is now mostly overgrown brush. Backs says Kay was always friendly and let his children feed the horses. He doesn't believe Bustos-Diaz will try and come back to the area because he had no connections to Houston.

"I wasn't worriedÂ… he isn't coming here, I was more worried that he was able to get out of prison by cutting a wire fence," he said.


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