Clark, NJ – Internet celebrity “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” has been named as a suspect in the murder of an elderly New Jersey man.
Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for Kai, whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, in the homicide of Joseph Galfy, Jr.
Galfy was found dead inside his home on Starlite Drive in Clark, New Jersey on May 13 after police officers were called to check on his well-being. Neighbors said he had been living alone since his partner died five years ago. An autopsy performed the day after the 73-year-old’s body was discovered determined that he died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The day after Galfy’s body was found, Kai posted a strange update to his Facebook page, which is under the name “Caleb Kai Lawrence Yodhehwawheh.” He wrote:
“what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house… walked to the mirror and seen c** dripping from the side of your face from your mouth, and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged, raped, and blown their f***** load in you? what would you do?”
He then commented, “raped for social justice woo f***** hoo.”
Kai was last seen at a PATCO light rail station near Haddonfield, New Jersey. Authorities said he has cut his hair in order to conceal his identity and is considered armed and dangerous. Kai is being charged with murder, and bail is set at $3 million. The Union County Homicide Task Force is working with local, state, and federal law enforcement to find him. A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case.
Kai rose to fame earlier this year when he used his hatchet to stop a “crazed” man who had attacked a black utility worker and then allegedly threatened two women. The women credited Kai with saving their lives.