GAMBIER — Kevin Remillard left behind a confession to the murder of his cousin, Nick Remillard, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, but his whereabouts remain unknown.
A note was found Sunday in the room of Kevin Remillard, 48, “saying he had killed Nick,” stated the arrest warrant filed by the sheriff’s office Monday. The note was found by deputies at the Gaskin Avenue residence in Gambier that Kevin shared with Nick Remillard, 20.
The warrant charges Kevin with murder and has a nationwide pick-up radius. The murder charge states Kevin “purposely” caused Nick’s death.
Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer told the News this morning that deputies will be using search dogs “in the area of Gambier” today. Shaffer said the search is to determine whether Kevin may have committed suicide.
“We are trying to eliminate the possibility that (Kevin) went off and killed himself,” Shaffer said. Shaffer said there is no specific reason to believe Kevin may have committed suicide, but the investigation has indicated it is a possibility. On Monday, Shaffer said Kevin may suffer from mental health issues and use alcohol and marijuana.
According to sheriff’s reports, Nick’s body was discovered by deputies at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, after they were summoned to Nick and Kevin’s residence at 12:30 p.m. for a well-being check on Kevin. A neighbor found some of Kevin’s belongings and a note in his driveway Sunday morning.
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 the residence where blood was discovered.
Nick was found dead in a swimming pool at the residence Sunday at 8:45 p.m. 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. No results were available as of press time today.
Shaffer said his office is further “checking locations and following up on tips that have been received.”
Kevin is known to ride a bicycle that is also missing. Shaffer said there is no indication that Kevin has fled in a motor vehicle.
Kevin may be armed with a .357 caliber revolver, is believed to be dangerous and should not be approached, Shaffer said.
Kevin is described as a white male standing 6 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.