Brian Keith Hawkins, a 44-year-old man from Redding, confessed during a KRCR News to being responsible for the murder of 19-year-old Frank McAlister. Hawkins also admitted that he was in cahoots with two other people, but that he wasn’t the one who devised the plan.
The 25-Year-Old McAlister Murder Mystery Unraveled
On the 7th of May 1993, the authorities were notified that a 19-year-old Frank McAlister went missing. Several days later, the authorities discovered the man’s body in an abandoned Costco parking lot. The coroner’s report rubber-stamped the man’s death as a homicide, but the case was shortly put on ice since the authorities could not identify any suspects.
And now, after more than 20 years since the case was closed, during a KRCR News live TV interview, Brian Keith Hawkins, a 44-year-old Redding citizen, decided to come clean and confessed to the McAlister murder.
During his confession, Hawkins declared that he was not acting alone, but with two other people whom the authorities identified as being 45-year-old Curtis Dean Culver and his sister, 41-year-old Shana Nichole Culver.
Soon after Hawkins’ confession, the news station called the local authorities who arrested the man. During his police interview, Hawkins said that it was Curtis’ plan to tackle McAlister and that he didn’t want to murder him.
Luring him into the nearby woods under false pretense, Hawkins and the others repeatedly stabbed McAlister and later dumped his body in the abandoned Costco parking lot. The man said that they’d used McAlister’s money in order to purchase methamphetamine from a local dealer.
Eric Wallace, a police captain with the Redding force, declared that it’s a load of his mind knowing that this case has been officially closed. More than that, he took it upon himself to notify the victim’s next of kin.
Although relieved, Frank’s mother said that the news of Hawkins’ confession and an arrest made her relive those days of dread.
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