Man Who Confessed to Murders via Facebook Found Dead

Casey Lawhorn admitted to killing his mom, friend
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2018 1:57 PM CDT

The Tennessee man who went on the run after confessing via social media that he killed his mom and one of his friends has been found dead. The body of Casey Lawhorn, reported to be 22 or 23 years old, was found Monday morning in Vossburg, Mississippi, more than 300 miles from East Ridge, Tennessee, where his mother Vi Lawhorn and his friend Avery Gaines were found dead of gunshot wounds to the head Sunday. Authorities found his abandoned car along Interstate 59, CBS News reports; they later found his body, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, near a wooded area. More on the story here. (More murder-suicide stories.)

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