GAMBIER — Kevin Remillard left behind a confession to the murder of his cousin, Nick Remillard, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a warrant to arrest filed by the sheriff’s office Monday, a note was found in the room of Kevin Remillard, 48, “saying he had killed Nick.” The note was found Sunday by deputies at the Gaskin Avenue residence in Gambier that Kevin shared with Nick Remillard, 20..
The warrant to arrest charges Kevin with murder and has a nationwide pick-up radius. The murder charge states Kevin “purposely” caused Nick’s death.
Blood was found inside Nick and Kevin’s residence, according to the warrant to arrest.
Nick was found dead in a swimming pool at the residence Sunday. Sheriff’s reports indicate Nick was shot in the left cheek. An autopsy was scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, according to Knox County Coroner Jennifer Ogle.
According to sheriff’s reports, Nick’s body was discovered by deputies at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Deputies were summoned to Nick and Kevin’s residence at 12:30 p.m. for a well-being check on Kevin, after a neighbor found some of Kevin’s belongings and a note in his driveway.
The note reads “Nothing in this world makes sense lack of sleep constant pain who knows I just snapped,” according to a 911 call obtained by the News. A search warrant was obtained after deputies “discovered a possible crime scene” at Kevin and Nick’s residence, Sheriff David Shaffer said.
Shaffer said his office is “checking locations and following up on tips that have been received.”
Kevin may be armed with a .357 caliber revolver. Kevin is believed to be dangerous and should not be approached, Shaffer said.
Shaffer further said Kevin is believed to suffer from mental health issues and is known to use alcohol and marijuana.
Kevin is described as a white male standing six feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and often walks with a limp. He has brown hair and blue eyes and is missing some of his upper teeth. Kevin has relatives in Knox County, Licking County and Massachusetts.
Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 740-397-3333, ext. 1 or call 911.