Police look for owner of backpack escaped inmate was carrying

Travis Hornett

MICHIGAN CITY - After police caught a dangerous inmate who escaped a work detail, they're now looking for help to find the owner of a backpack the man had.

According to Indiana State Police, Travis Hornett was found early Thursday morning. He had fled from the Michigan CIty prison earlier in the day.

He's serving time for a burglary conviction.

Troopers are now looking for the owner of the backpack Hornett was carrying when the found him. They think Hornett somehow got it while at one of the local beaches.

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