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Man convicted of teen’s murder on the loose after escaping custody in Arkansas

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VAN BUREN, Ark. - A man who pleaded guilty to murdering a teenager in 2012 is on the loose.

Authorities told KFSM that Lloyd Collins Jones escaped from the East Arkansas Corrections Unit in Brickeys, Arkansas on Monday afternoon.

Police say he was working on a prison work detail when he escaped.

Jones was convicted of murdering 16-year-old Angela Allen in 2012.

Investigators say the pair met online shortly before Allen's body was found.

Police say Jones, a registered sex offender, became angry when the pair was kissing and he learned that Allen was only 16. 

Days later, her remains were found stuffed in a barrel.

Now, Allen's family is worried about what will happen next since Jones was able to escape.

"My biggest fear is he's going to show up on my doorstep," Colleen Allen, Angela's grandmother, told KFSM. "That's my biggest fear."