Gregory Scott Hale is the man who confessed to murdering, dismembering, and consuming part of a woman.
After being arrested, Hale, 37, told investigators he had killed Lisa Marie Hyder in his parent’s house, where he lives.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office had apparently received a tip from a neighbor that he had “reason to believe” Hayes had killed someone. Police learned Sunday that Hayes was apparently trying to find someone to help him dispose of the body.
Court documents reveal Hayes’ 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. source
Hayes’ 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.”