Search for Arizona fugitive focuses on Montana, Canada

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities are focusing on western Montana and southwest Canada in the search for an escaped convict from Arizona and his suspected accomplice.

U.S. marshals said there have been reports that the accomplice, Casslyn Welch, was spotted Monday at a restaurant in St. Mary, Mont., near Glacier National Park, and in southwestern Canada.

Authorities did not confirm any sightings of escapee John McCluskey.

A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter joined the search Tuesday but authorities on both sides of the rambling border acknowledged it was impossible to completely secure it.

A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says Mounties are checking out reports of sightings but none has been substantiated.

Marshals said the couple have connections in Montana, but they are also pursuing leads in Indiana and Pennsylvania, where the fugitives also have ties.