Sheriff: Accused Acted Alone

By Lindsay Nielsen

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) There is new information about the death of 21-year-old David Fillers.

Alan Outman, 22, was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with his murder.

Outman is facing 2nd degree murder charges in the death of 21-year-old David Fillers.

Fillers' body was found in Vestal Monday morning in a culvert.

After being out with friends on New Year's Eve in Binghamton Fillers separated from the group.

"They're not close associates they just know each other. He ended up going with some other people down near the area of the Quality Inn in Vestal and eventually of course Mr. Outman caused the death of Mr. Fillers there," says Broome County Sheriff David Harder.

Both men were graduates of Chenango Valley High School.

Sometime between 3:30 and 5 Sunday morning, was when Sheriff Harder says Outman killed Fillers.

"This is not a usual occurrence in the Town of Vestal in fact our last homicide was almost 22 years ago," says Vestal Chief of Police, John Butler.

Authorities are not releasing any information about a motive or how Fillers was killed.

Outman is from the Town of Dickinson but was living in Johnson City.

He is now in the Broome County Jail.

Outman was arrested Wednesday night at Mason Hall on the Davis College Campus in Johnson City.

The President of the college sent out an email to students letting them know about the arrest.

Outman was a freshman at the college.

Davis College President Dr. Dino Pedrone tells Action News The College continues to fully cooperate with the investigation.

Both the campus and local police say it's a tremendous loss.

"I would like to say my heart goes out to the family of the victim The Fillers family has lost a son and a brother. Certainly this was not a random act," says Chief Butler.

"The investigation is not closed. Because of the arrest, there's going to be a lot of follow up work that has to be done yet," says Sheriff Harder.

Sheriff Harder says some of that work includes gathering people who still have to do a line up.

Sheriff Harder says Outman did act alone.

He remains in the Broome County Jail without bail.

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