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Vicky White Died After Killing Herself As Cops Closed In On Her

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Vicky White, an Alabama prison officer, and fugitive capital murder defendant Casey Cole White were apprehended in Indiana on Monday following a week-long manhunt, according to Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton. Vicky White, who had also been injured after the duo was captured, died later Monday night.

White died at 7:06 p.m. local time, according to Coroner Steve Lockyear, who added that an autopsy is set at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials have not publicly revealed a cause of death, however a source from the United States Marshals Service informed that Vicky White died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

According to the sources, the US Marshals Service discovered the Cadillac at a motel and set up surveillance. They then saw the couple leave the hotel and get into the car, with Casey White driving and Vicky White sitting in the passenger seat. When they refused to pull over, a pursuit followed which ended when the automobile turned over into a ditch.

The announcement comes more than a week after the duo went missing on April 29. Authorities claimed Vicky White informed her coworkers that morning that she was taking Casey White to the courts for a mental health assessment. However, her police vehicle was discovered in a parking lot hours later, and by 3:30 p.m., officials learned she and Casey White were both gone.

Officials later stated that there had been no planned mental health examination, and that it seems Vicky White, who was slated to retire at the end of the day, drove her vehicle to the parking space where it was later discovered shortly after leaving the courthouse with Casey White.

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Vicky White has been formally charged with allowing or supporting escape in the first degree, and was also charged Monday with forgery in the second degree and identity fraud for alleges using an alias to acquire a vehicle used in the escape a Ford Advantage that had been found in the center of nowhere in Tennessee and towed by local officials at around 2 p.m. the day when the couple initially ran away.

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