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A prison guard who allegedly helped her murderer lover escape and led police on a major manhunt has taken her own life after the pair were captured.

Vicky White, 56, and her 6ft 9in supposed toyboy Casey White, 38 (not related), were tracked down on Monday afternoon (May 9) after a tip off from a civilian.

It came after Casey was spotted at a car wash in Evansville, Indiana, USA last Tuesday (May 3).

Police in Evansville tracked a 2006 Ford F-150 that they were driving after they were located at a hotel.

The pair apparently bolted into a nearby cornfield and were surrounded by cops.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said that Vicky shot herself after their pickup truck was rammed by police and said he hoped she survived.

She did not and was declared dead just after 7pm (local time).

Casey surrendered and has now been taken into custody, with Sheriff Singleton saying: "He’s not getting out of this jail again."

Vicky, the assistant director of Lauderdale County jail in Alabama, is accused of helping Casey escape on April 29, the day of her retirement.

She told colleagues she was taking the 18st convicted felon for a mental health check-up at a court house three minutes' drive away.

However, the alleged love birds switched to a brown Ford Edge and hit the road.

An arrest warrant was issued for Vicky, as well as a $10,000 (£8,000) reward for any tip offs.

Casey was brought to Lauderdale County jail for questioning in 2020 after he wrote a letter confessing to the 2015 murder of Connie Ridgeway, a 59-year-old woman who was found stabbed to death in her Alabama home.

This is when Casey and Vicky first met.

Casey said he was a paid hitman, but when charged with murder pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

He was already serving a 75-year sentence for a one-night crime spree in December 2015, which included a burglary, two carjackings and multiple shootings in North Alabama and South Tennessee.

Since they first met, Vicky had been driving to meet Casey at the William E Donaldson Correctional Facility under false names.

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It also emerged that she'd sold her £200,000 home for just £77,000 nine days before the escape and had bought some provisions including the car, clothes for a tall man and sex toys.

Her colleagues, who had been planning a retirement party, were furious when they found out what had happened.

One corrections officer said: "We are trained not to let emotion take hold, but when Vicky went missing, many were in tears.

"They were preparing to say goodbye because of her retirement. Instead, she said kiss my a** and took off with her lover."

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