Alabama jailbreak mystery deepens as manhunt ends with death

(AP) — The death of an Alabama jailer found shot in the head with a gun in her hand after a weeklong manhunt has only deepened a mystery: Why would a trusted official help free a hulking murder suspect with a violent and frightening history?

Authorities caught the two fugitives Monday in Evansville, Indiana, after a short car chase.

Officials said Vicky White appeared to have shot herself as Casey White surrendered.

The two are not related.

The Vanderburgh County sheriff says a thorough coroner’s investigation will determine whether she did in fact kill herself.

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