The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office announced via a social media post that the manhunt for 23-year-old Casey Lawhorn, the Facebook double homicide suspect, has ended. According to the post, the suspect’s body was found on a Mississippi road, near his abandoned car. Coroner ruled Lawhorn’s death as suicide.
Facebook Double Homicide Author Had Self-Inflicted Gun Wound
After days of searching for Casey Lawhorn, the 23-year-old Jasper County man who confessed in a Facebook post that he killed his mother and best friend, the authorities were able to wrap up the case.
Lawhorn’s story, which would culminate with his suicide, started a couple of days ago when the man weaved a plan to slay Vi Lawhorn, his mother, and Avery Gaines, his best friend.
According to the police report, the event occurred on Sunday while both Gaines and Lawhorn’s mother were at home. For reasons unknown, Gaines, who Lawhorn called his best friend, remained to sleep at the man’s house.
Early in the morning, Lawhorn received a phone call from Vi who asked him to pick her up from a local bar. The man complied and, after returning home, his mother retired to her bedroom. With both of the victims fast asleep, the man put his plan in motion.
In a post he later wrote on his Facebook page, Lawhorn recalled how he crept up on Gaines, placed the barrel of the gain against his head and pulled the trigger. He noted that his friend died without uttering a single sound.
After gunning down his best friend, Lawhorn went to Vi’s bedroom to shoot her. Again, he recalls pressing the gun against her head and pulling the trigger. A cold-blooded Lawhorn would write that his mother did not die after firing the first shot, instead letting out what he described as being a blood-chilling scream.
On Monday, the authorities found the Facebook double homicide suspect’s body on a Mississippi road, next to his abandoned vehicle. The body had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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