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Police Say Fayetteville Teen Confesses

Posted June 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Matthew Alan Myers, the Fayetteville high school student who was arrested for the murder of classmate Chris Eggleston, has confessed to the crime.

Eggleston disappeared last week and police found his body over the weekend behind Westover High School. He was tied up with duct tape and rope and strangled. Police say Eggleston and Myers, whom friends say did not like each other, had planned to meet at the school after final exams on Monday, June 2, the last day Eggleston was seen alive.

He was laid to rest Tuesday. Hundreds of students, family and friends filed into the service to express their grief and offer support to the family of 16-year-old Chris Eggleston.

Police say there may be at least one more arrest made. They still don't know whether Myers was acting alone, but said he had accompanied them back to the crime scene where investigators collected more evidence.