Casey White Escape: US Marshals Investigate Possible Link to Abandoned Vehicle in Evansville, Indiana

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FLORENCE, Ala. – Investigators are working to determine if a vehicle discovered in Evansville, Indiana, is related to the Alabama prison escapee and the fugitive prison guard who fled an Alabama jail late last month.

A US Marshals Service spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital on Monday that deputies are investigating a possible link between the couple and the abandoned vehicle. Local news station WAAY 31 suggests it’s the same vehicle that was reported stolen in Tennessee shortly after the couple ditched the previously used getaway car.

The vehicle found in Indiana was described as a dark blue 2006 Ford F150 with nothing inside, according to authorities. A USMS spokesman said a news release would be released later Monday.

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Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said he was “glad” to hear news of the possible new development in the case.

“I hope it works,” he told Fox News Digital. “That’s what we need right now, it’s the description of the car, so maybe that will work.”

Monday marked the 11th day of the manhunt for the pair, who are not related. Vicky, 56, and Casey, 38, had been in the midst of a “jail romance” when they escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention Center in Florence, Alabama, on April 29, Singleton previously told reporters. journalists.

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On Friday, the USMS revealed that they had received a tip around 11 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle matching the description of the 2007 Ford Edge, and had since been able to confirm that the SUV was the same one used by the fugitives.

With the help of the tip, they were able to track the vehicle to a trailer lot in Williamson County, Tennessee, about two hours north of where the chase began, the bureau said.

The Tennessee Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet Friday that the getaway vehicle had been abandoned “a week ago” in Bethesda. “There is NO sign that the two are still in our area,” the tweet read.

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Authorities later shared footage showing the SUV’s rear bumper had been spray-painted a distinctive green color before it was discovered. The SUV was returned to Alabama investigators shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday for further investigation.

The vehicle was towed by a truck with Alabama license plates to the parking lot of the Lauderdale County Courthouse, where camera-wielding investigators took pictures and confirmed the VIN number before towing it to a storage facility.

The image shows the SUV believed to have been used by fugitives Vicky White and Casey Cole White.  The vehicle was discovered on April 29 in Bethesda, Tennessee, and was returned to Florence, Alabama on May 9, 2022.

The image shows the SUV believed to have been used by fugitives Vicky White and Casey Cole White. The vehicle was discovered on April 29 in Bethesda, Tennessee, and was returned to Florence, Alabama on May 9, 2022.
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Singleton said his office is investigating whether the couple abandoned the Ford SUV because the vehicle broke down.

“I think that vehicle was abandoned,” he said. “I don’t think that’s part of the plan.”

He said his office has already received hundreds of tips so far and he is “confident” investigators will track down the fugitives.

“Every day we get new leads. I trust that this is how we will catch them,” he said. “Someone will call to give a hint, and it will be the hint.”

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Dave Katz, CEO of the Global Security group and a former DEA special agent who was involved in the 1990 hunt for mobster Constabile “Gus” Farace, previously told Fox News Digital that the public should “assume” the theft record Casey’s White car rental “makes it easy to change transportation.”

Officials are now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads law enforcement to the couple. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call US Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.

Haley Chi-Sing of Fox News contributed to this report.

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