The Great Smoky Mountain Journal
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:45 PM
23-Year Old Fugitive Suspected of Gunning Down Mother, Friend Before Posting It On Facebook Kills Himself In Mississippi
The 23-year-old fugitive suspected of
gunning down his mother and a friend in Tennessee before posting a
twisted account of the attack to his Facebook page has apparently killed
himself, police said.
The man's body was reportedly found Monday in neighboring Mississippi.
Casey Lawhorn apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly shooting his mother Vi Lawhorn and friend Avery Gaines on Sunday in East Ridge, Tennessee, according to a statement from Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson.
Lawhorn had reportedly said in the online posts that he had "spent a lot of time thinking about murder, wondering what it feels like."
Mississippi Public Safety spokesman Warren
Strain said the man's body was found Monday morning in Vossburg, a
community about 330 miles (530 kilometers) southwest of East Ridge.
Lawhorn "used social media to announce he had murdered his mother and
friend," Strain said in a statement.