Floyd was shocked to hear the news because he had been acquainted with the Clutters for many years. He remembered Clutter as his boss and Kenyon and Nancy as cute little kids. Now he held himself responsible for the murders of four innocent lives because he was the one who told his cellmate, Dick Hickock, about Clutter’s safe. He had told him that he once worked with a wealthy man named Herb Clutter who owned a farm at Holcomb and kept large amount of cash at a safe at his home. Guilt makes Floyd talk to the authorities about Dick. He confessed and Dewey took his team for Dick’s search when Dick and Perry were hitchhiking in some desert. They had tried to steal a car but had failed but finally they succeeded in stealing a car and went to the Kansas City. They stayed in Miami but when they were heading towards Las Vegas, they were recognized by a policewoman through their license plate number. Both of them were caught and initially were questioned about some parole violation some days back which they admitted to. Then the police told him the real reason of their arrest and they were caught off guard when told that they were accused of brutal homicide of four innocent people in an attempt of blotch robbery.