Gangster tried to escape from prison dressed as Girl

A prisoner who made headlines over the weekend when he tried to escape by dressing up as his 19-year-old daughter was found dead in his cell, Brazilian authorities said Tuesday.

Clauvino da Silva, a Brazilian gang leader, appeared to have hanged himself with a sheet, Rio de Janeiro prisons authorities said. An investigation has been opened.

During his now-viral escape attempt, da Silva, 42, donned tight jeans and a pink shirt, along with a mask and wig. He planned to leave his daughter inside Gericinó prison while he fled.

But the disguise didn’t fool prison officials, who said his nervousness gave him away as he tried to leave the prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro

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