Police: Man confesses to murder in SW suburb

March 24, 2009 5:18:57 AM PDT
Police in southwest suburban Evergreen Park say a man has confessed to committing the first murder there since 2005.Investigators found 44-year-old James Farrelly's body inside his apartment last week.

Authorities say John Pappas of Blue Island is now charged after confessing Saturday. Pappas has been in the Cook County jail on an unrelated charge stemming from a stabbing in Blue Island.

Investigators believe Farrelly had been dead for several days when his body was found.