Murderer escapes to roof of prison building

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PENDLETON, Ind. (WISH) — A convicted murderer escaped his prison cell and made it to the roof of a building on the prison’s property Wednesday.

It happened Wednesday morning at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Madison County. Prison officials said Philip Littler, 28, was discovered missing after midnight. Staff members found him on the roof of the administration building and took him into custody.

Littler is serving a 45-year term for murder. He’s been at the prison since February 2013 after he was sentenced in St. Joseph County.

Staff members at the prison noticed Littler missing during routine checks.

The incident remains under investigation and Pendleton Correctional Facility is on lockdown until further notice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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