In the early evening hours of August 30th, 2042 Aurors stationed at Azkaban responded to an alert on the North side of the facility. As guards arrived on the scene, it was discovered that a small fraction of the prison's protective wards had been disrupted from the outside. Aurors investigated the surrounding areas and found no other trace of evidence supporting an intrusion, however it was discovered during the nightly inspection that four inmates were unaccounted for.
Inmates missing include Dominique Melfire and Picus Grothill, notorious devotees of the late Fenrir Greyback, known in the werewolf community in the years of the Second Wizarding War for his views on increasing the werewolf population.
Other escaped inmates seemingly unrelated to this group include Eadric Carter, former Death Eater captured during the attack on Hogwarts in 2037, and Desdemona Warrick, a witch who was found guilty in 2032 for murdering her unfaithful spouse with a well-placed Stunning Spell.
"It was an outside job for sure, and a big one. A clever one. This is the first breakout in decades," explained Roland Fairchild, one of the Aurors in rotation that night. "The initial breach was just a distraction. We are still searching for the extraction point."
Werewolf behavior expert, Lana Stanley, expressed her concern on the nature of this escape. "We've seen so much bad press for the werewolf community lately, it's natural that many are feeling attacked, and most want justice and respect." She continued on to say, "I strongly believe that given the interests of the escaped inmates, there is at least one group of active werewolves who are looking to expand their ranks."
Aurors are currently searching for these prisoners on an international scale and will be offering a reward of up to twelve thousand galleons for anyone who offers information leading to the capture of these criminals. They are advising the public to be on the look out and take caution, as these inmates are assumed incredibly dangerous and unpredictable.