Deadly Stabbing at North Florida Regional Medical Center
A manhunt for a killer has come to an end.
Investigators say a man lay in wait for for his wife and stabbed her death in a parking garage near North Florida Regional Medical Center.
A daylong search for the killer ended when he was found dead by his own hand.
The incident has some visitors to the complex feeling uneasy about their place of healing.
Gainesville Police say 37-year-old Casey Renee Wilsey was stabbed in the chest by her husband this morning in the parking garage of a health care center.
And that disturbs patients there even more.
"It's very shocking," said Frank Abraeu, NFRMC Patient.
Security guards at North Florida Regional Medical Center made a startling discovery around 9 a.m. this morning.
Investigators say Casey Renee Wilsey was stabbed to death by her husband Walker Gage Wilsey in a car on the third floor of the North Florida Women's Center parking garage.
"Actually, I was going to park in the garage and I found a handicap spot on the outside of the garage. And to come back and find out that somebody has been fatally stabbed and they're dead, that's just crazy," said Remather Berry, family member of NFRMC patient.
The culprit had fled and police began canvassing the area by helicopter and car.
Gainesville police believed that Wilsey had children in Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary that he might try to pick up from school.
"We've made sure the suspect in that particular case that they have ongoing was not on the campus, was not attempting to retrieve those children from the schools and we've increased the number of personnel that we have on campus," said Lt. Scott Tummond, Levy County Sheriff's Office.
As part of the increased security, cars coming into at Williston Elementary were searched by police.
But police stopped by one of Wilsey's residences in Daytona Beach and found that he had committed suicide.
Although it appears this case is closed, North Florida patients have mixed emotions about their safety.
"Do you feel safe here?" said Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News.
"Oh yes, I'll continue to come here," said Abraeu.
"I don't feel safe here. No I don't. We got here at quarter to daybreak. Who's to say it could have been us?," said Berry.
There was speculation that Casey Wilsey worked at North Florida as a nurse but that information is false.
She worked elsewhere in the complex at a pediatric center.
Walker Gage Wilsey was a registered sex offender and had been arrested twice for battery.
Daytona police say Wilsey slit his wrist and throat to end his life.
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