MANHUNT OVER: Inmate Apprehended, Officer Dies Dramatically

The story of Casey White and Vicky White, (no relation), captivated the nation over the course of the last week and half, and has now ended in a stunning manner.

Vicky, a corrections officer working her last day before retirement, left an Alabama jail with Casey White, a felon, for what she suggested was a mental health appointment.  As it turns out, this was just a ruse to get the pair out of the jail before ditching Vicky’s patrol car and taking off on the lam.

Now, after eleven days, the search is over...and tragically.

Vicky White, the Alabama corrections officer who scandalized the country by allegedly walking a murder suspect and convicted felon out of the Lauderdale County Jail last month, has died. She was 56.

After spending 11 days on the run, traveling north from Florence, Alabama up to Evansville, Indiana, a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force caught up with White and the convict, Casey Cole White, kicking off a high-speed chase that ended in a car wreck.

Facing arrest, she shot herself in the head, according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding, whose deputies assisted the Marshals in the chase. She was hospitalized in serious condition and succumbed to her wounds Monday evening.

The escape was something that Vicky had apparently been planning for a while.

In the days leading up to the brazen escape, which jailhouse surveillance cameras recorded around 9:30 a.m. on the day Vicky White was supposed to retire, she sold her four-acre property for $95,000, and used a fake name to buy a getaway car. She withdrew tens of thousands of dollars from the bank and also picked up guns, men’s clothing and other supplies.

Casey White is set to be extradited back to Alabama from Indiana, where he will be facing additional charges stemming from his actions over the last eleven days.