Authorities said Monday morning that Casey Lawhorn appears to have killed himself. (Screenshot: Jasper County Sheriffs Department)

Authorities said Monday morning they’ve found the body of the East Ridge man they suspect of killing two people Sunday.

*BREAKING NEWS* According to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson, a body has been found in the Vossburg, MS area. It is believed to be the body of TN murder suspect, Casey Lawhorn. More details to come.

Posted by Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi on Monday, April 9, 2018

Murder suspect from TN, Casey Lawhorn, has been found dead in Vossburg, MS. It appears to be death by self inflicted gun…

Posted by Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi on Monday, April 9, 2018

Casey James Lawhorn, murder suspect wanted in Tennessee, is still at large. MHP is the lead agency on this case but the…

Posted by Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi on Monday, April 9, 2018

East Ridge Assistant Police Chief Stan Allen said that authorities were dispatched Sunday to a John Ross Road address after being notified of a possible double homicide and suicidal suspect, Casey Lawhorn.

“Upon forcing entry into the residence two deceased subjects were located inside suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head,” Allen said via email. “The suspect had left the area before police arrival. The alleged suspect called into dispatch and advising them of the situation.”

The victims are the suspect’s mother, Vi Lawhorn and his friend Avery Gaines. 

Lawhorn fled the area and then appears to have made a lengthy Facebook post, which has since been deleted, admitting to the homicides and saying he planned to kill himself.

ERPD is aware of the post made by Casey Lawhorn. We are attempting to follow up with other law enforcement agencies and working to locate Mr. Lawhorn to bring a resolution to the matter.

Posted by East Ridge Police Department on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Check out East Ridge News Online or News Channel 9 for more updates.