(USA TODAY) -- Her eyes gave her away.
Armed with a decades-old mugshot, police officers in San Diego on Monday arrested Judy Lynn Hayman, a woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 37 years ago.
Haymaninitially gave a fake name to the officers who appeared on herdoorstep, said San Diego Police Lt. Kevin Mayer. But she eventuallyadmitted to being a wanted fugitive, he said, and is expected to faceextradition.
Hayman, according to Michigan Department ofCorrections records, was sentenced on June 28, 1976, to 16 months to twoyears behind bars for attempted larceny. She escaped on April 14, 1977,from the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in WashtenawCounty.
Mayer said an official with the MDOC contacted the SanDiego Police Department on Monday and said Hayman could be at an addressin the city. Mayer said three officers went that day to a residence on1st Avenue in the city's Hillcrest neighborhood.
A woman at thehome gave officers a fake name - Jamie Lewis - and had governmentdocuments to support the alias, Mayer said. But she looked like Hayman.
"Theofficer had a photograph of her from back in 1977, and when he comparedthe photo to the person who was claiming to be Jamie Lewis," Mayersaid, "the officer told me her eyes gave her away. To him, the eyeslooked like the suspect."
Mayer said that after Hayman was toldshe would be taken to a police station for further questioning, sheconfessed her real identity.
Hayman, 60, was taken to the LasColinas women's detention facility in Santee, Calif. Mayer saidofficials in Michigan are expected to make arrangements for herextradition.
Russ Marlan and John Cordell, spokesmen for theMichigan Department of Corrections, could not immediately be reached forcomment late Tuesday.
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