Casey White mugshot photo released on May 10, 2022. (Vanderburgh County Sheriff) The death of an Alabama jailer found shot in the head with a gun in her hand after a weeklong manhunt has only deepened the mystery of why a trusted official would help free a hulking murder suspect with a violent and frightening history.Vicky White, 56, was pronounced dead at a hospital after Casey White, 38, gave up without a fight in Evansville, Indiana.
The fugitives had spent more than a week on the run through three states.NBC's "Today" show reported that federal marshals said Casey White told officers at the scene, "Please help my wife.
She just shot herself in the head and I didn’t do it." The two Whites were not related, let alone married, officials said.RELATED: Casey White manhunt: Alabama corrections officer dies of self-inflicted gunshot woundBefore Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear announced her death, the sheriff in Alabama had said he hoped to get answers from his once trusted jail employee."I had every bit of trust in Vicky White.