Tenn. Man Accused Of Killing Mother, Confessing On Facebook

Posted at 7:41 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 10:54:42-04

A body believed to be that of a Tennessee man accused of double murder has been found in Mississippi. 

East Ridge Assistant Police Chief Stan Allen said that the Mississippi Highway Patrol found the vehicle of 23-year-old suspect Casey Lawhorn on Sunday.

A statement by the Jasper County Sheriff's Department says the car was found empty along Interstate 59 in Jasper County.

Allen says the bodies of Lawhorn's mother, Vi Lawhorn, and a friend were found with gunshot wounds to the head at a home in East Ridge along the Tennessee-Georgia border. Police have identified the second victim as 22-year-old Avery Gaines of Ringgold, Georgia.

Allen says Casey Lawhorn notified authorities about the bodies before fleeing the state in a gold Ford Taurus.

Lawhorn also allegedly posted on Facebook about the double murder. According to his page, he is a former MTSU student.