When it comes to murder cases, the police never take it lightly. These are not easily solved but they all do their best to find out who did it and why the person has to do it. They would create a suspect list and hope that they would be able to catch the perpetrator soon.
When a body was found in a creek, a man who was living nearby was interviewed. He told the reporters that the body found was not someone he knew from town and probably was just passing through. Matthew Haverly just lives across the street where the body was found so he was the very first person to be interviewed. People just wanted to know if he saw anything suspicious that can help locate the person who did this.
During his interview, Haverly told them how sad it must be that “someone’s mother” died; a pain that could empathize with. But a couple of hours later, the deceased body was identified and it shocked everyone – it was Matthew Haverly’s mother!
Patricia’s body was found in a creek in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania on a Thursday night. It was a UPS driver who saw the body. It was around 5:30 in the afternoon when it was reported. It didn’t take long for the news crews to gather in this small rural town. After the body was identified by the authorities, Haverly was charged with murder and he was locked behind bars. This man probably thought that he would be able to get away with this crime after his ‘not so smart’ move when he was interviewed by the press.
It seems like Haverly loved the attention that he was getting from the media. He openly granted every interview and he even provided a couple of theories that he was hoping the police would follow because he knew what happened. With his lies, he thought that he would be able to get the police out of his back.
During one of his interviews with WNEP, he said, “I was driving out earlier. I saw all the state police out there. I was like ‘What’s going on?’ Now I realize that’s what they were doing. I had no clue.” Haverly even told the media that the murder was “some kind of hit” which could have been a result of a gang violence. “Something went bad, and this is like a rural area, so they just wanted to plant the body somewhere else besides wherever the hell they were from.”
Haverly also shared that this town is a place where the residents from the city would be able to plant a body thinking that it would never be found. Besides his theories, this man even expressed some grief for the loved ones that the victim left. He said, “It’s sad to say that’s someone’s either daughter, mother, whatever, both, child.”
Haverly tried to cover up his tracks and shared how his mom would react to what’s happening in this neighborhood. The authorities, later on, interviewed Haverly and the moment he mentioned his mothers, they instantly knew that something was up. These were enough pieces of evidence to charge Haverly with murder. Haverly was arrested and aside from killing his mother, he was also charged with abusing the corpse while the police are still waiting for the results of Patricia Haverly’s autopsy.