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Casey White called corrections officer Vicky White his 'wife' when apprehended

EMILY SHAPIRO·3 min read

Alabama murder suspect Casey White has been interviewed extensively since he was apprehended on Monday, ending an 11-day, multistate manhunt, and is cooperating with the investigation, authorities said.

After escaped inmate Casey White, 38, and Lauderdale County Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White, 56, were spotted at an Evansville, Indiana, hotel on Monday, they led police on a car chase in a Cadillac, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said.

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The crash ended in a wreck and Vicky White was hospitalized for injuries from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. She died at a hospital Monday night.

"When we were taking Casey White into custody, upon his surrender he said, 'Help my wife, she just shot herself,'" Commander Deputy U.S. Marshal Chad Hunt told ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.

An autopsy is set for Tuesday.

PHOTO: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office employee Vicky White and inmate Casey Cole White. (Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)
PHOTO: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office employee Vicky White and inmate Casey Cole White. (Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)

The manhunt began on April 29 when Casey White and Vicky White, who are not related, fled the Lauderdale County Jail. Authorities said they believe Vicky White willingly participated in the escape, which took place on her last day before retirement.

The duo left Alabama in a Ford Edge and ditched the car in Williamson County, Tennessee -- about a two-hour drive north of Florence -- just hours after the jail break.

"When we located the orange Ford Edge our investigators were able to determine that Casey and Vicky purchased another vehicle out of Tennessee," Hunt said.

PHOTO: Casey White and Vicky White may be driving a 2007 orange or copper Ford Edge with minor damage to the left back bumper, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. (U.S. Marshals)
PHOTO: Casey White and Vicky White may be driving a 2007 orange or copper Ford Edge with minor damage to the left back bumper, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. (U.S. Marshals)

On Monday, U.S. Marshals said investigators were in Evansville following up on a tip after a 2006 Ford F-150 believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found abandoned at a car wash on May 3. Police were alerted to the vehicle on Sunday.

"We were able to verify the footage -- that that was Casey White in the Ford F-150," Hunt said.

PHOTO: A vehicle believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found in a car wash in Evansville, Ind. (U.S. Marshalls Service)
PHOTO: A vehicle believed to have been used by Casey White and Vicky White was found in a car wash in Evansville, Ind. (U.S. Marshalls Service)

"We obtained information, after we located the [Ford F-150] vehicle, that they had possibly gotten into a beige 2006 Cadillac. We dispatched our people into the area of the car wash and observed the vehicle at a hotel," U.S. Marshal Marty Keely told "GMA."

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