COLORADO SPRINGS, March 6 (UPI) -- A murder confession that was hidden on a piece of window molding for more than 100 years has been donated to a Colorado Springs museum.
The 4th Judicial District attorney's office donated the piece of window molding, which bears the cursive-written confession on its back, to the Fountain Valley Historical Society Museum Wednesday, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday.
The confession was written by a man named John Spicer after he killed John Sebastian in March 1883.
"To whoever may happen to find the confession, I, John W. Spicer of the City of Fountain, State of Colorado, being about to shuffle off this mortal act to make this my full confession in the hope that when I am gone it may be found and at last clear up the darkest mystery that ever embraced one in human murder," the confession reads.
The writing was found in 1986 by a couple who purchased a home built by Spicer in the late 19th century.