Warrants Issued In Body Found In Container Case

A multi-state manhunt is underway for a man wanted in connection with dumping a Carteret County man's body in West Virginia

Erick Deickman faces a charge of felony concealment of a deceased body. Deputies say Deickman was the victim's former roommate.

The body of Andrew Mulvany Jr. of Morehead City was found in a large trash can on Interstate 64 outside of Huntington back in late April.

Cabell County, WV Sheriff Tom McComas says deputies are not sure of Deickman's whereabouts at this time. McComas says the investigation has led his deputies to several locations.

"We have sent detectives to Baltimore, Maryland. We have sent detectives to Doddridge County, West Virginia, Jane Lew, West Virginia, two other cities in West Virginia," Sheriff McComas told reporters at a news conference.

McComas says Deickman was developed early in the investigation as a person of interest by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Deickman is believed to be driving a 1998 red Dodge Caravan with North Carolina tags WNW-1598.

The arrest warrant on file at the Cabell County Courthouse states that Deickman told a family member "he had a body in the back of his van and evidence was obtained showing Deickman was in Cabell County, West Virginia, during the time of the discovery of Mulvany's body."

Department of Correction records show Deickman has a prior criminal record. In 1997 he was convicted from Wilson County for misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon and then in 1998 from Craven County for child abuse.

Records show the 39-year-old Deickman was given probation in both cases.


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  • by Deb Location: Baltimore on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    "This was a very cruel and intentional homicide," Sheriff Tom McComas said. ------------------------ All this guy got was 1 year for concealment of the body???????????? READ THE SHERRIFF'S STATEMENT ABOVE - This guy is a vicious violent 'human being', an insult to other humans to call him a human, he is despicable and a waste of air and space. Where is the justice? You may not care about who he murdered this time, but who is next on his list - you? your children? family? neighbor? friend? bank teller? store clerk? random person on the street? TO REPEAT FROM THE SHERRIFF: "This was a very cruel and intentional homicide," Sheriff Tom McComas said. How bad does it have to be for a sheriff to label it as 'VERY CRUEL"?
  • by JIBJAB Location: BOXCAR on May 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM
    These 2 guys were squatters and drifters and had stiffed motels along the way. Erick obviously had very little money. These two guys were modern day vagabonds. I assume Erick disposed of the body in the manner in which he did because he was broke, on probation and out of state and did not want to draw any attention to himself. The guy probably died from a heart attack as he did have a pace maker and Erick instead of just rolling the guy out of the van into the woods, he placed him in a container. Is he an idiot for doing so? Of course he is. Is he a murderer? I don't think so.
  • by GODDAUGHTER on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    THIS GUY SHOULD ROT! THAT WAS MY GODFATHER, WHO DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE THIS WAY. HAVE NO DOUBT THIS SCUM DID THIS CRIME AND WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS JUST DESPOSING OF A BODY! WHATS WRONG WITH YOU? THIS SCUM SHOULD BE GRATEFUL HE WILL BE BEHIND BARS WHERE I CAN NOT REACH HIM. GOD SAYS AN EYE FOR AN EYE!
  • by Well on Jun 25, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    Yeah he's a thug for sure. His mug definitely has the look of a Top Ten criminal on America's most wanted. The crime is "typical" of this type of mug. Some of the posters here simply don't want to face the facts though.
  • by DGK on Jun 24, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Now you see "thugs" come in all colors!!!!
  • by Abby Location: Lenoir County on Jun 24, 2009 at 05:46 PM
    Gee if there was foul play involved and they gave info on where they are looking for the guy. What ever happened to the element of surprise?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 24, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    I don't know what black or white has to do with this but it seems he has been on probation for two crimes, I just hope his probation overlaps this crime. Off to jail we go.
  • by Ricky on Jun 24, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    Im black and i still think they shouldnt give him any jail time. Just give him probation, because he didnt kill the guy just tried 2 hide his body
  • by Zoban1 Location: Ar on Jun 24, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    Let's start the ball rolling. When found, what shall we do with this "thug?" Oops he doesn't fit the description of a "thug" wrong story!
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