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Alabama Corrections Officer Who Escaped With Inmate Died of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: Coroner

A correction officer who allegedly helped a murder suspect escape from an Alabama lockup died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said a coroner’s office in Indiana on Tuesday.

Authorities caught up with the pair Monday, more than a week after the breakout and nearly 300 miles away, and rammed their car into a ditch after a brief chase. Escaped inmate Casey White, 38, surrendered, while jail official , 56, was found with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at a hospital, officials said.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said in an email to The Associated Press that an autopsy was completed on White. The manner of death has been ruled a suicide.

The end of the manhunt left authorities trying to piece together what happened during the 11 days that elapsed after Vicky White escorted from a Florence, , jail for what she falsely claimed

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