Man arrested after giving TV interview about body in creek: his mother

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CAMP TOWN, Pa. (WNEP/CNN) — A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with killing his mother, just hours after he gave an interview to a TV station and acted like there was nothing amiss.

A reporter from WNEP interviewed Matthew Haverly after a woman’s body was discovered in a creek near Camp Town, Pa. Haverly gave the impression he didn’t know what was going on.

“I’m like ‘what the hell is going on,'” Haverly told the reporter. “And now I realize that’s what they were actually doing. I had no clue.”

Later that same day, investigators identified the woman found in the creek as 60-year-old Patricia Haverly. Her son didn’t even hint toward knowing it was her. 

“Sad to say that that’s someone’s either daughter, mother, whatever, both child,” Haverly said.

When he mentioned it could be someone’s mother, it turned out, it was his own mother. But during his interview, he said he thought it was someone from out of town.

“I think it was kind of a hit and something happened, something went bad and this is like a rural area so they just wanted plant the body somewhere else besides wherever the hell they’re from,” Haverly said.

He lives across the street from where the body was found. When the reporter asked him again what he thought, he continued to talk about mob or gang-related killings.

He also spoke about his mother’s possible reaction to troopers finding a body near their home.

“I’m guessing my mother, she would be concerned, and probably a lot of the other neighbor would be concerned,” said Haverly.

He was right about his neighbors being concerned — especially when police identified the woman as his own mother and arrested Haverly later that day for her death.

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