UPDATED: Viral Star Kai The Hitchhiker is Wanted for Murder

UPDATE (05/16/13 13:34): Sounds like we have a motive … or an alibi … Kai allegedly posted the following graphic message to his Facebook page on the Tuesday following the murder. It’s all getting much more interesting.

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So apparently he developed a taste for blood …

Kai, the hitchhiker who used a hatchet to down a lunatic and became a viral video sensation for it, is now wanted on murder charges in New Jersey.

Authorities in the city of Clark, N.J. have put out a warrant for the arrest of the 24-year-old free-spirited wanderer after they discovered an attorney, deceased, in his home. The attorney, Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, was killed via blunt force trauma to his head (a hatchet?!) and was discovered after he failed to show up for work on Monday morning.


It is not yet clear how the authorities came to regard Kai, whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, as a suspect in the murder, but a press conference scheduled for today is hopefully going to elaborate on the matter, so stay tuned for updates.

Allegedly, the young hitchhiker has chopped off his long hair and is evading attempts to locate him — though a $3 million bail has been set pending his arrest. Currently, there is a $5,000 reward for tips leading to his apprehension, so be free to call (908) 654-TIPS (8477) if you see a young short-haired dude with a blood-stained hatchet, a predilection for tasty waves and a cool buzz.

Kai shot to fame online after a video of him speaking with Fresno media about his part in stopping a murderous lunatic from harming a woman went insanely viral. Kai has since appeared on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and is regularly mentioned as a part of the new media “hero pack” which includes Charles Ramsey and Antoine Dodson.

So, you know, a murder charge might change things a bit.

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