Sources say law enforcement personnel spotted [Richard] Matt in the woods at about 3:45 p.m. [on June 26, 2015] after the owner of a camper called 911 to report that he had spotted the two escaped inmates.
The Press-Republican reported that the shooting happened on Route 30 near the intersection of Route 41/Fayette Road, which is close to the cabin where Matt had been Thursday. Sources say a Customs Border Protection agent fired the fatal shot that killed Matt. Source.
Matt was shot close to the site of a cabin on Fayette Road where, police know, he had been this week.
Feces found at that cabin had tested DNA positive for connection to Matt, sources told the Press-Republican.
Patricia Duffy, who lives on Fayette Road, said the final showdown with Matt happened just west of Route 30.
The owner of the camp, Bobby Willett, "found a liquor bottle sitting out that he had not drank out of," Duffy said shortly after Matt was killed.
"He called the cops, and a bunch of them went up there."
Mitch Johnson, Willett's cousin, said the convicts had apparently broken into the hunting cabin, which is down a dirt drive, just a short distance from Willett's home.
“He lives near the camp. He was outside talking to police, and then they heard shots in the woods," Johnson said. Source.
The missing element in studying true crime or occult crime or “cereal” killers is the story aspect. Above all else these are stories, like a bedtime story or a fairy story or a Shakespeare play. I’m not saying they are fiction. I’m saying they are speaking to the eternal verities and themes that are common to powerful literature and to the tales which have imprinted people to such an extent that they are passed down from generation to generation.
A story is a message told with words and other symbols, invoking familiar images from the subconscious, which then generate an internal dialogue between our conscious and subconscious.
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There is an occult nose-thumbing at the bottom of many of these twilight language cereal murders, such as Jack the Ripper - poking fun at the investigators and the public because so many don't get the black comedy at the heart of it. It's a feeling of superiority magnified exponentially.