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Mother of missing Lauderdale Co. corrections officer describes last morning together

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Vicky White memorabilia at her mother's house.

Only on WAAY 31, the mother of missing Lauderdale County corrections officer describes her last morning with Vicky White.

Pat Davis said her daughter had been staying with her for five weeks, ever since her daughter sold her home. She didn't notice anything different about Vicky leading up to her disappearance.

The last phone call she had with her daughter was a routine call about her dog.

"I talked to her that morning. She called, asking me about the dog, because he had been sick," said Davis.

Davis said it was a normal call. That afternoon, she texted Vicky to let her know she would be cooking supper. 

Vicky never responded, and she never returned home for supper. It's been five weeks since Vicky moved in with her mother, and more than 72 hours since Vicky went missing. 

"I told her she could stay as long as she wanted to, because she was my daughter," explained Davis.

During their time living together, Davis said Vicky kept up with her routine of waking up early, heading to work at the jail and coming back home for dinner.

"I just didn't notice anything about her, you know," Davis said.

Vicky didn't talk about work much, never mentioning retirement to her mother and never bringing up inmate Casey Cole White.

"She didn't say nothing to us about it," said Davis.

With no details, her mother is left searching for answers on her disappearance.

"This is just not her. This is like a total day and night," said Davis, adding it's a shock to the entire Lauderdale County community. "The people that know her all these years, they still can't ... they think it's something else."

Davis said it's something that "happens on TV. This happens to other people, but it don't happen to you until it's happened to us. But this is just not Vicky."

It's not only Vicky's mom who is worried. Her younger nephew has been anxiously waiting for his aunt to return home.

"He called me again and said, 'Nana, I just can't believe this. This is not my Aunt Vicky,'" said Davis.

Church members have been stopping by to check on Davis.

"They're in shock, and they're hurt. We don't know, one day to the next, what's going to happen," she said.

Everyone in her tightknit community is worried about Vicky's safety.

"She's been a part of this community her whole life. Everybody that knew Vicky has been coming by, and they're worried about her," said Davis.

All she wants now is for her daughter to return home, asking for the public's help to make that happen as soon as possible.

"Her picture is out there, and his picture is, and everybody sees them now. They've got their phones and everything. If they see them, all they have to do is call," she said.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton has described Vicky as a model employee at the detention center. Davis said she's proud of all her daughter has accomplished and been recognized for over the past 16 years at the sheriff's office, but admitted it took a while to warm up to the idea of her daughter working at such a dangerous location.

"It makes me feel good that, you know, that she was so well thought of and she done a good job," said Davis, as she references the multiple awards and memorabilia from her daughter's time at the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Davis said Vicky never intended on starting a career in law enforcement, but when the opportunity came up 16 years ago, she accepted.

"Somebody called her one day and said, 'Hey, there's an opening at the jail.' And she just took it, and she's been there ever since. I guess it was just a job," said Davis.

A job that has left Davis constantly worrying about her daughter.

"You know law enforcement, the violence, stuff like that, I guess. I guess every mom's that way," she said.

Now, her worst fears have come true, as her daughter disappeared with accused murderer Casey White three days ago.

"He could hurt her easy. That's what keeps me awake at night," she said.

Davis said even if her daughter voluntarily helped Casey White escape, it doesn't matter. She just wants Vicky home safe.

"Come home. That's all she needs to do. Just turn herself in, come home," said Davis.

She hopes anyone with any information, even the smallest details, will call 911 or the sheriff's office and help get her daughter home safe.

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