An Indiana man has reportedly admitted to fatally shooting his girlfriend to death in 2014—in a case that authorities had initially treated as a suicide.
From WXIN, Connor Scott, 24, arrived at Danville Police Department headquarters Sunday and said he was responsible for the Halloween 2014 shooting death of Kaylyn Whitaker, 20. Ruled a suicide, Scott was reportedly with Whitaker in Illinois when she died under suspicious circumstances.
MyWabashValley.com reported that Whitaker had been shot in the head at Scott’s home. WTHR reported that authorities had reclassified Whitaker’s death as a homicide in 2015 but no arrests were made up until last weekend.
Posted by Kaylyn Whitaker on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
“This is a homicide case, it has been since 2015. And nothing’s being done about it and I am angry,” Whitaker’s mother, Leslie Roberts, told MyWabashValley.com in December 2018.
“We deserve closure. We deserve peace.”
Authorities had reportedly confiscated Scott’s firearms earlier this month after his current girlfriend contacted police, claiming he was suicidal. Under the “Red Flag Law,” police took possession of his guns until a March 6 hearing, where it would be determined whether he was fit to keep them, according to the news station.
Scott allegedly provided investigators with a taped confession prior to being taken into custody. Facing first-degree murder charges, he’s jailed in Hendricks County as he awaits extradition.
[Featured Image: Connor Scott/Danville Metropolitan Police Department; Kaylyn Whitaker/WTWO]