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Police: Man walks into Danville PD, confesses to 2014 cold case

DANVILLE, Ind. (WTWO) — A suspect in a 2014 cold case murder is now in custody after police say he confessed to the crime.

Kaylyn Whitaker died from a gunshot wound on Halloween night in 2014 at a home in Martinsville, Illinois.

Illinois State Police originally investigated the case as a suicide, but the incident was later ruled a homicide.

The case was cold for nearly four and a half years.

However, police in Danville, Indiana, say that at 8:30 P.M. Sunday evening, Conner Warren Scott came to their headquarters.

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According to a press release from Danville PIO Nate Lien, Colonel Jim Hilton interviewed Scott and obtained a taped confession regarding the murder.

Investigators with Illinois State Police traveled to Danville to meet with Scott.

Police say after the interviews, Scott was booked into the Hendricks County Jail where he is awaiting extradition to Illinois.

Police say Scott had been living in Danville for about six months, after moving from Noblesville.