New development in slaying of Bartonville-based army reservist

By WEEK Producer

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill. – There is a development in the story of Matt Maupin, the army reservist with Peoria's 724th Transportation Company who was kidnapped and killed in Iraq.

Maupin's father now says authorities have caught the man who killed his son.

Matt Maupin was captured after his convoy was attacked in April of 2004. He was later executed.

His father, Keith Maupin says he was told by the military that Matt's executioner was in jail in Iraq.

“This is not just for Matt, this is a couple of other things this guy did and was caught and so when he's convicted, within 24 hours, he should be dead,” he said. “I won't get closure until I'm no longer here but I got resolve that they brought Matt home."

Keith Maupin is working to keep his son's memory alive.

This weekend in Cincinnati, he will host a fishing tournament in his son's name.