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Incarcerated Person Walks Away from Francisquito Conservation Camp

SANTA CLARITA –California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are seeking a minimum-security incarcerated person who walked away from Francisquito Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County on Thursday, October 12.

Marcelo S. Caparrotta, 53, was discovered missing at 9:40 p.m. Staff immediately launched a search of the camp buildings and grounds. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, Los Angeles County Fire, and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.

Caparrotta is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 184 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray/partially gray hair. He was last seen on camp grounds wearing gray sweat pants and a white thermal shirt.

He was admitted from San Bernardino County on June 30, 2022, to serve a 6-year sentence for Injury to Elder Causing Death/GBI and is a second striker.

Anyone who sees Caparrotta or has knowledge of his whereabouts can contact the Francisquito Conservation Camp Commander at (661) 296-4409, any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1. Since 1977, 99 percent of all people who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Marcelo Caparrotta
Marcelo-Caparrotta BE2384

Contact: CDCR Press