Though Vester Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, it looks like he planned to make a clean getaway after murdering Alison Parker and Adam Ward. After searching his escape car, authorities found a wig, three extra license plates and six magazines full of ammo!
Vester Flanagan, 41, the man who killed Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, died after he shot himself. His suicide was evidentially not part of his plan. Authorities discovered evidence that indicates Vester intended to don a disguise after he committed his brutal murder, hoping he could somehow evade the police!
Police searched the car of the man who murdered Alison and Adam on Aug. 26. In the rental vehicle, they found an inventory of items that imply Vester thought he could pull off a daring escape. The police discovered a wig, sunglasses, a shawl and six magazines full of ammunition, reports NBC News. It seems that Vester thought he could disguise himself and avoid being captured.
In addition to the wig and bullets, the police discovered a to-do list, a briefcase that contained three license plates and 17 stamped letters. The content of the letters is currently unknown. Vester’s Glock pistol was also found, along with his white iPhone and a book bag with random papers and cards.
His getaway plan also included switching cars. Authorities said that after he shot Adam and Alison, he fled Bridgewater Plaza in a Ford Mustang. He arrived at an airport to pick up a silver Chevy Sonic rental car, hoping that the switch would throw the police off his trail. It clearly didn’t work, as troopers closed in on him, leading Vester to turn his gun on himself.
Vester’s family broke their silence about his deadly attack on Alison and Adam, sending their “deepest condolences” to Adam and Alison’s family. “Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims’ families and the WDBJ television station family,” said Amber Bowen, a representative for Vester’s family.
Our thoughts continue to go out to the friends and loved ones of all those affected by this horrible tragedy.
— Jason Brow