Inside Edition, a nationally syndicated TV show that focuses on celebrity news, visited Casper on Monday following a movie’s insinuation that Dick Cheney’s mother-in-law died under suspicious circumstances.
The movie, “Vice,” was released on Christmas day and focuses on Cheney’s political rise to the office of vice president. It drew renewed attention this week when Christian Bale, who played Cheney in the film, said at the Golden Globes that Satan inspired him in playing the role — an apparent dig at the former vice president’s sometimes Machiavellian reputation.
The Inside Edition piece focuses on the 1973 death of Cheney’s mother-in-law, Edna Vincent, a former Casper Police Department and Natrona County Sheriff’s Office employee. It states the film implies Vincent’s husband, Wayne Vincent, killed her.
Both Undersheriff Mark Sellers — whom the show’s reporter, Megan Alexander, incorrectly identified as sheriff — and Coroner Connie Jacobson appeared on the show and said case records indicate there was no reason to believe Vincent’s death was suspicious.
Vincent drowned in Yesness Pond near the intersection of Poplar Street and Outer Drive and, according to the show, she had elevated blood-alcohol levels at the time of her death.