Steve Lockyear Found Dead in Evansville, In
Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear reports Vicky White was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds on Monday in Evansville after having been on the run for more than seven days. Vanderburgh County Sheriff David Holcomb believes Vicky had helped murder suspect Casey White escape custody. She had been missing since January 28.
He explained that, upon the death of someone in Indiana, funeral homes usually submit the case to a physician who signs off on a death certificate – however this process has halted since Indiana switched to new software.
Early Life and Education
Lockyer was raised in Croydon from a working-class family. Scholarships to both King’s College School and Pembroke College in Cambridge enabled him to break free of poverty into middle class respectability.
He first won a seat in California legislative during a special election held after Bay Area Assemblyman Robert W. Crown’s death, in 1973. Over time he moved into serving in the State Senate before eventually being elevated to become President Pro Tem of this upper legislative body.
Lockyer went on to study law at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Currently residing in Hayward and Long Beach with his wife Nadia – also an attorney working in public service – as well as their two children, he still practices.
Lockyer rose to become one of America’s best-known political figures during his tenure as California State Attorney General, second only to New York Senator Eliot Spitzer. Known as a liberal lawmaker who championed environmental causes, consumer protection, and civil rights.
He is seeking the Evansville Courier & Press editorial board’s support in running for coroner in the upcoming election, hoping to carry on the work done by retiring coroner Annie Groves, who was always honest and open when dealing with families experiencing hardships.
He has met with local families impacted by addiction and fears more tragedies may ensue unless better addiction treatment outcomes can be achieved in his region. Both opponents – Republican Brian Claspell and Libertarian William Maxwell III – support hiring a full-time pathologist for the office that currently uses rotating doctors on an as-needed basis.
Achievement and Honors
Steve Lockyear has received several prestigious honors, such as being named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry – which recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in Physical Chemistry – along with being featured on their website and receiving one year free membership to that division.
He was honored with the Mike Edmonds Student Life Award, given annually to an individual or entity who inspires College of the Canyons students to reach their fullest potential. Additionally, he was nominated as a finalist for the Community Engaged Leader award by Campus Compact — an organization that fosters young people’s talents to advance social change.
His stories of life as a gay man during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were both comical and eye-opening – providing a window into an oppressive environment where homosexuals had to tread carefully as second-class citizens. National service provided great opportunities for gay men while Cambridge was filled with them; together he and Percy Steven (a historian himself) made headlines in 2014 by entering into an equal civil partnership that led them eventually into marriage.
Lockyer was further hindered by substance abuse issues and an extramarital affair, according to Gerston. She ultimately resigned her seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors after alleging an assault by an ex-partner at a Bay Area hotel, prompting a short jail stay and rehabilitation in a rehabilitation facility.
The multi-millionaire known for his extravagant lifestyle has also amassed wealth through other ventures. He owns property portfolio and multiple exotic cars such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley models. Furthermore, he wrote three autobiographies as well as making lucrative sponsorship deals that brought in significant amounts.
As of January 2023, his net worth approximates $200 Million. He has earned recognition for his commitment to positive social outcomes and corporate responsibility.
At CBS This Morning, he often discusses financial matters that impact every day Americans. Additionally, he sits on the boards of several Fortune 500 companies as an active investor with an established history of supporting education reform initiatives.