Sheriff: 2 killers mistakenly freed still in Fla.

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This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker. Walker and Joseph Jenkins were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla., in late September and early October. According to authorities, the the two convicted murderers were released with forged documents. A manhunt is under way for the two men. (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff says he believes two killers who were released from prison by bogus documents are still in the central Florida area.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Friday the most recent information authorities have puts Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker in the area. He says there have been tips of sightings, but he didn't go into specifics.

He appealed to the public for help and said billboards are being put up.

Both men were serving life in prison but were let go within the last month when authorities said forged documents duped the Corrections Department and court system and reduced their sentences to 15 years.

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