Sources: Joyce Mitchell had sexual relations with escapee

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Courtesy: WTEN

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The search for Richard Matt and David Sweat is entering day 11.

As authorities continue to scour the woods outside the prison, News 10 has learned more about the men’s relationship with the woman accused of helping them break out.

Officials say in the past, Joyce Mitchell had been investigated for an inappropriate relationship with David Sweat, the nature of which is not clear.

But, a source with detailed knowledge of the investigation says Mitchell did have a sexual relationship with Richard Matt.

The source also says Sweat and Matt had a plan to kill Mitchell’s husband, who has apparently not had any contact with his wife since her arrest.

Authorities are still focusing their search in the area just outside of the prison and that more than 1,000 leads have come up cold. Click here to see photos from the scene. 

“It’s getting very frustrating not only for my office and this community that I live in and protect, but it’s the law enforcement officers, the corrections officers, everybody involved is getting frustrated not getting our hands on these two individuals,” said Andrew Wylie, Clinton County D.A.

Route 374 in Dannemora will remain closed Tuesday.

Leads in the case have suggested the men could be anywhere from Vermont to Mexico.

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