ABC: CLARK, N.J. Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for internet celebrity “Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiker” in the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in Clark, New Jersey. The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old Internet celebrity and is well known on Facebook and YouTube as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker.” McGillvary is homeless but considers himself “homefree” and relies on the generosity of strangers for food, lodging and transportation. He is also known as Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus. The victim, Joseph Galfy, was found inside his home on Starlite Drive on May 13, 2013 after officers received a call to check on his well-being. An autopsy performed the following day determined that Galfy died as a result of blunt force trauma, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Based on the investigation, authorities know that McGillvary has cut his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance. He was last seen at a light rail station in Haddonfield, N.J. area, said Romankow. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. The Union County Homicide Task Force is working with local, state, and Federal officials to locate McGillvary. He is charged with murder in Union County and bail has been set at $3 million by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim. Anyone with information regarding McGillvary is urged to contact Union County Crime Stoppers. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered in the case.
Remember this guy a little while back? You HAD to know there was something crazy going on in his head just from his interview. Well apparently Kai has hitchhiked his way across the country into our backyard, killed a guy, and running on the loose. Once again, something out of a Hollywood movie. I think it might be time to go back to that story of him with the hatchet and reexamine the case because there’s a chance there’s a little more to uncover based on his current situation. Keep an eye out for a guy who looks homeless and talks like he just got off a surfboard. There’s something about the nickname Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiking murderer that sounds more accurate now.
UPDATE: This was posted on Kai’s Facebook. I know, I know how crazy that even homeless people have Facebook! In all seriousness though this story just got juicier (no pun intended)!