College Wrestler Found Murdered in Dorm Room

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Kentucky – A tragic incident unfolded at Campbellsville University over the weekend, as a college wrestler was found dead in his dorm room while police have arrested a teammate in connection with the murder. Josiah Kilman, an 18-year-old freshman theology major from Montana, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being discovered unresponsive. The suspect, Charles Escalera, a 21-year-old sophomore pre-engineering major, has been charged with murder and second-degree burglary. Authorities are still working to determine the motive behind this shocking crime.

The circumstances surrounding Josiah Kilman’s death are deeply troubling. The young wrestler, who had a “passionate heart on fire for the Lord,” according to his grieving family, aspired to lead others in their spiritual journeys. Kilman’s loved ones described him as a compassionate, kind, and loving individual, whose impact on the lives of others will never be forgotten. The university president, Joseph Hopkins, expressed his sorrow and spoke of Kilman as a bright light and a source of hope, adding that his faith was contagious.

Police received a report of a suspicious person in a barn, leading to Escalera’s arrest. The campus was previously on lockdown, but it was lifted after authorities took Escalera into custody. While a state autopsy confirmed Kilman was strangled, the motive behind the alleged murder remains unclear. Escalera, who admitted to breaking into a residence and taking food, will now face murder and burglary charges in court. His defense attorney has not made any comments as of yet.

As the campus community mourns this devastating loss, support has poured in for the wrestling team. The investigation into Kilman’s murder continues as authorities seek to find answers and bring justice to the grieving family and the entire university community.