Missing Alabama guard and inmate had ‘special relationship’

An escaped inmate and a guard suspected of helping him had a “special relationship”, say investigators. The announcement from the Alabama sheriff office said the discovery was confirmed by fellow inmates of missing prisoner Casey White, a murder suspect. A manhunt is underway for the 38-year-old escapee and corrections officer Vicky White, 56 (no relation). The pair vanished as she was transporting him to a bogus mental evaluation. Police have not revealed whether the relationship was romantic. Friday – the day the pair went missing – was supposed to be her final day at work. She had recently sold her home and had told colleagues she planned to spend more time at the beach. Police now believe Ms White helped orchestrate the escape after breaking jail protocol to escort Casey White alone. “Investigators received information from inmates at the Lauderdale County Detention Center over the weekend that there was a special relationship between Director White and inmate Casey White,” Sheriff Rick Singleton said in a statement on Tuesday. “That relationship has now been confirmed through our investigation by independent sources and means.”(BBC)…[+]