Uden murders — case closed. Also, Patrick Collins turns up in New York.

Gerald Uden has agreed to plead guilty to the murders of his adopted sons Richard and Reagan and ex-wife Virginia over 30 years ago. He will get a life sentence instead of the death penalty — not that the sentence much matters, since Gerald is in his seventies. But he’s promised to reveal everything he knows, including, hopefully, the location of the bodies.

Meanwhile, authorities have identified the body of Patrick Donald Collins, a graduate student in physiology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville who disappeared in 1986. The identification creates more questions than it answers: Patrick’s body was found several years after he was last seen, in Port Henry, New York. That’s SIX HUNDRED MILES from Charlottesville.

We will probably never know how this promising young man died, or how he ended up so far from home.