Scream Costume Clad Man Allegedly Murders Neighbor in Pennsylvania

LEHIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA – A shocking crime has shaken the quiet town of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, as 30-year-old Zak Moyer stands accused of the brutal murder of his 59-year-old neighbor, Edward Whitehead Jr. The incident, which occurred on a Monday afternoon, reportedly involved Moyer wearing a costume reminiscent of the iconic ‘Scream’ movie character.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Whitehead sustained fatal injuries from multiple knife and chainsaw attacks allegedly carried out by Moyer. Surveillance footage captured a figure resembling the ‘Scream’ character leaving Whitehead’s residence before entering a neighboring home. The victim succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to the hospital.

In a distressing turn of events, Moyer reportedly communicated with authorities via handwritten notes, where he made claims linking the victim to unfounded crimes. Despite Moyer’s allegations, law enforcement dismissed his statements as baseless accusations. Moreover, the victim’s niece vehemently refuted Moyer’s claims, asserting their falsity.

Further investigation revealed Moyer’s chilling intentions, as he admitted to donning the ‘Scream’ costume with the intent to frighten Whitehead before launching a violent assault. Moyer’s premeditated actions, including concealing the murder weapons and costume in his residence, were uncovered during a search.

Facing charges of Criminal Homicide, Moyer awaits trial while detained at the Carbon County Correctional Facility without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 3 to address the heinous crime that has left the community in shock and mourning. Additionally, Moyer’s father was arrested following alleged harassment of the victim’s family after the incident, underscoring the ripple effect of this tragic event.