Bizarre turn of events for brief viral Internet sensation “Kai, the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker.”
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, known as “Kai the Hitchhiker,” is considered “armed and dangerous,” said Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.
Prosecutors suspect McGillvary killed 73-year-old attorney Joseph Galfy Jr. in his Clark, New Jersey, home on Sunday before making his way to southern New Jersey, possibly headed to Philadelphia.
Galfy’s body was discovered Monday after he didn’t show up for work at his law firm. An autopsy revealed that he died from “blunt force trauma,” Romankow said.
A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said there was a host of evidence that led police to McGillvary including “video of him with the victim at a New Jersey train station.”
Investigators believe the two men met recently in New York City, but it was unclear how they linked up.
The day after the killing, McGillvary met up with “fans” in Southern New Jersey and told them he was on his way to Philadelphia, the prosecutor’s office said. He was last seen Tuesday waiting for a train in Camden County.