Everybody in Sistersville has heard the bizarre story of Thomas Fritz, the double murderer from Michigan who shot himself in a cabin on Cow House Road outside of town.
Some people found out while it was happening.
"We heard about it on the radio," said Teresa McCaman of Sistersville. "We were out riding around looking for deer, and we were actually in that area. So when we heard about it, we got kind of scared and we went home and watched it on the news."
Everyone is wondering what brought this Michigan double murderer to a Tyler County cabin to hide, but they all offered their own theories.
"Well, I heard today that he had a relative who let him use the cabin and the relative is the one who called the marshals' office and told them he was there," said Ann Doig, Sistersville Council member.
"It's the perfect hideout spot, I think," said Josh Rice of Sistersville. "All the trees and hills. And our police force isn't as big as cities in Michigan."
"Ever since the whole oil and gas boom, we're seeing people from Texas, from Florida, from all over the country looking for work," said Mark Walker of Sistersville.
Some people blamed law enforcement, while others praised them.
Most said it was strange that it happened in such a small, secluded area.