Neighbor talks about Oklahoma couple found dead in New Mexico

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By The Staff

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A neighbor of an Oklahoma couple whose deaths have been linked to two escaped inmates from Arizona says the couple had been doing a lot of traveling lately.

Ronald Allred lived near Linda and Gary Haas in Tecumseh. The Haases' badly burned skeletal remains were found in a charred camper Wednesday morning on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico.

Allred said Monday he worked with Gary Haas at the GM plant in Oklahoma City. Allred says that since the plant closed in 2006, the Haases had been traveling and enjoying their retirement.

He also says the couple were kind and helpful neighbors.

One of the inmates was caught Monday after 10 days on the run. The search is still on for another inmate and a woman authorities say helped in the escape.