74-Year-Old Man Enters Police Station, Police Speechless After 'Out Of The Blue' Confesses

Across America’s police departments, police officers are continually confounded by seemingly unsolvable cold cases, bereft of new evidence or leads. However, new investigative technologies are constantly being developed for police use, leading to a growing number of solved cold cases. Despite this, an ongoing situation in Louisiana and North Carolina has proven that old fashioned confessions are still the best way to solve a cold case after a 74-year-old man admitted to his Minister and subsequently the authorities, that he had committed a murder 24 years ago. In 1993, Allen Deaver brutally murdered his son in law, Sydney Maurice Gregory, and burned the man’s house in Seven Springs, North Carolina, to the ground.

It remains unclear what prompted Mr. Deaver’s violent actions towards his daughter’s husband but police became aware of the crime after discovering that Mr. Gregory had died from blunt force trauma to the head. Weeks and months passed and investigating police were unable to link Mr. Deaver to the murder or arson. Despite alleged suspicions, the Wayne County Police Department were forced to downgrade the investigation to a cold case.

However, in an astonishing stroke of luck, police were able to relaunch the investigation after being contacted by police in Louisiana with information about the 24 year old case. It is believed that while he was in hospital for an unknown health risk, Mr. Deaver began to express guilt about his actions, telling the Minister at his local church, Livingston Parish, about his murderous past. The shocked Minister was unable to learn the full details before Mr. Deaver’s health deteriorated.

Despite this, the Minister was determined to discover the truth and returned to the guilt-ridden man’s home at a later date after he was released from hospital. Accompanied by a police detective, the Minister was able to learn the true story of Mr. Gregory’s death while police furiously cross-referenced the information provided by Mr Deaver to ensure he was telling the truth. Mr. Deaver is currently awaiting police transportation to North Carolina where he will face charges of first degree murder.

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Wayne County Sheriff's Office

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