The Murder Incident Article is found outside Wood Side Apartments in a garbage chute in Silent Hill 2. The article mentions a man named Walter Sullivan who was responsible for the deaths of two twins, Billy and Miriam Locane. He was arrested and imprisoned for their deaths. Soon after his imprisonment, he committed suicide by using a soup spoon to stab himself in the neck, severing his carotid artery.
The transcript also mentions a being known as the "Red Devil". Originally, the mention of this anonymous creature was believed to be a foreshadowing of the encounter with Pyramid Head; however, with the release of Silent Hill 4: The Room, the lore changed to refer to Jimmy Stone, who was nicknamed the "Red Devil".
There is a slight mistranslation error. Pleasant River is not Walter's "hometown", but simply where he was currently living.
- "The police announced today that
- Walter Sullivan, who was arrested
- on the 18th of this month for the
- brutal murder of Billy Locane and
- his sister Miriam, committed
- suicide in his jail cell early on the
- morning of the 22nd.
- According to the police
- statement, Sullivan used a soup
- spoon to stab himself in the neck,
- severing his carotid artery.
- By the time the guard discovered
- him, Sullivan was dead from blood
- loss, the spoon buried two inches
- in his neck.
- An old schoolmate of Walter
- Sullivan's from his hometown of
- Pleasant River said "He didn't
- look like the type of guy who
- would kill kids.
- But I do remember that just
- before they arrested him he
- was blurting out all sorts of
- strange stuff like 'He's trying
- to kill me. He's trying to
- punish me. The monster...
- the red devil. Forgive me. I did it,
- but it wasn't me!'.
- The schoolmate then added
- 'I guess now that I think of it,
- he was kinda crazy'."