Police in Tennessee have arrested 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale after he confessed to having murdered, dismembered, and consumed part of a woman he had met a day earlier. He committed the murder, he told investigators, in his parent's house, where he lives. Police have identified the woman as Lisa Marie Hyder.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Coffee County Sheriff's Office had apparently received a tip from a neighbor that he had "reason to believe" Hale had killed someone. WSMV reports that police learned Sunday that Hale was apparently trying to find someone to help him dispose of the body.
Court documents reveal Hale's gruesome confession. From the Los Angeles Times:
Sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant and found Hale, who confessed to the slaying, according to court documents. Hale told police that he beheaded Hyder's corpse, then cut off her hands and feet and placed them into separate buckets.
He also "admitted to eating part of the victim after murdering her," the warrants said.
Hale's parents appear to have been completely unaware of the murder, with the Los Angeles Times saying that they "were in a different part of the residence when the killings took place."
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