Casey White Told Authorities His 'Wife' Had Shot Herself, and Said He Didn't Do It

Investigators do not believe the pair were actually married

Accused killer Casey White allegedly referred to Vicky White — the Alabama corrections officer who helped him escape jail more than a week ago — as his "wife," and reportedly told investigators she shot herself in the head during a brief police pursuit.

U.S. Marshal Matt Keely told CNN that while authorities were taking him into custody in Indiana on Monday, Casey, 38, told them he did not fire the bullet that killed Vicky.

The 56-year-old former corrections officer died Monday evening after being transported to a nearby hospital.

Police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. Investigators do not believe the pair were actually married, and officers did not fire their weapons during the pursuit.

On Monday, Casey and Vicky — who are not related but reportedly had a romantic relationshipwere located when investigators followed up on a citizen tip that led them to an Evansville, Ind., hotel.

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Authorities previously said they believed Vicky White may have dyed her hair.

The suspects fled the scene in a Cadillac, launching a police pursuit that ended with a car wreck.

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It was unclear Tuesday who owned the vehicle, but Vicky was behind the wheel.

In the aftermath of the crash, Vicky was discovered pinned in the vehicle, with injuries that appeared to be caused by self-inflicted gunfire, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding told PEOPLE.

Wedding emphasized that further investigation is needed to definitively conclude that she shot herself.

This image provided by the U.S. Marshals Service on Sunday, May 1, 2022 shows part of a wanted poster for Casey Cole White. On Sunday, the U.S. Marshals announced it is offering up to $10,000 for information about escaped inmate Casey Cole White, 38, and a “missing and endangered” correctional officer, Vicky White, 56, who disappeared Friday after they left the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Florence, Ala. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP); This photo provided by Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office shows Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office in said in a Facebook post Saturday, April 30, 2022, that White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges. The inmate is also missing. ( Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Casey White and Vicky White. U.S. Marshals Service via AP; Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Casey surrendered at the scene and is in custody, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said.

At a press conference last week, Singleton said that Vicky "strictly" violated department policy by transporting Casey alone. According to Singleton, policy dictates that someone charged with murder should be escorted by two deputies.

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Last week, it was revealed that a warrant had been issued for Vicky's arrest on charges of permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree, forgery in the second degree and identity theft.

Investigators have confirmed that a prior attempt by Casey to escape the same jail was thwarted in 2020.

Casey and Vicky vanished the day after Vicky filed paperwork for her retirement. April 29 was her last day of work, and Vicky sold her house a month ago.

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