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UPDATE: Person of interest in homicide investigation dies of self …

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – UPDATE: 10/21/2017 11:52 P.M.

A person of interest in a homicide investigation in Wood County is now dead.

Wood County Sheriff deputies say Andrew Thomas Whipkey, 34, of Parkersburg, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Go-Mart on 16th street in Parkersburg just after 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff Stephens says his deputies attempted to stop Whipkey for a traffic violation. That’s when he says Whipkey pulled into the Go-Mart and shot himself.

Authorities considered him a person of interest in a homicide investigation involving the death of Kevin King, 38, of Mineral Wells.

King’s body was found near the 5200 block of Emerson Avenue… outside of Parkersburg’s city limits on Friday morning.

Sheriff Stephens says the investigation into the homicide is ongoing, while the Parkersburg Police are handling the incident at Go-Mart.


UPDATE: 10/20/2017, 5:28 P.M.

Wood County

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UPDATE: Wood Co. suspicious death ruled homicide; victim’s … – Wtap

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – UPDATE: 10/20/2017, 5:28 P.M.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens confirms the body found Friday morning behind an Emerson Avenue business is the victim of a homicide.

Sheriff Stevens says the victim is Kevin King, 38, of Mineral Wells.

Investigators have not named a suspect or motive for the killing, and are still investigating how the victim was killed.

Around 7:30 Friday morning, an employee of Pleasants Air Heating and Cooling, located in the 5200 block of Emerson Avenue, found King’s body behind the business and called 911.

We will update this story as new details become available, on WTAP News on-air and here at TheNewsCenter.tv.


ORIGINAL STORY: 10/20/2017, 10:26 A.M.

Wood County authorities are investigating a “suspicious death” after the body of a white male was found behind a business on Emerson Avenue Friday morning.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens say an

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Sheriff: Suspicious death in Butte County ruled a homicide | The …

The suspicious death of a man whose body was found near Oroville on Thursday is being investigated as a homicide.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the man as 35-year-old John Prater of Oroville.

Deputies responded about 9 a.m. Thursday to a report of suspicious circumstances in the area of Crystal Pines Road, north of Oroville, and found Prater dead. Detectives launched an investigation due to the “suspicious nature” of the death, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Although announcing that the death is now being treated as a homicide, the Sheriff’s Office provided no details on the suspicious circumstances.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation unit at 530-538-7671.

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article177554951.html

Suspicious death near Oroville deemed a homicide

The suspicious death of a man whose body was found near Oroville on Thursday is being investigated as a homicide.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the man as 35-year-old John Prater of Oroville.

Deputies responded about 9 a.m. Thursday to a report of suspicious circumstances in the area of Crystal Pines Road, north of Oroville, and found Prater dead. Detectives launched an investigation due to the “suspicious nature” of the death, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Although announcing that the death is now being treated as a homicide, the Sheriff’s Office provided no details on the suspicious circumstances.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation unit at 530-538-7671.

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article177554951.html

Detectives rule suspicious death of Oroville man a homicide – Chico Enterprise



The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is now calling the suspicious death of a man found Thursday north of Oroville a homicide.

The man, identified Friday as John Prater, 35, of Oroville, was found dead about 9 a.m. on Crystal Pines Road in the Cherokee area, according to a news release.

Deputies responded to the scene after receiving a call reporting “suspicious circumstances” in the area, according to the release.

Deputies found Prater dead, and detectives subsequently launched an investigation.

The circumstances surrounding Prater’s death remain under investigation, according to the release.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release information indicating how Prater was killed.

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Detectives rule suspicious death of Oroville man a homicide



The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is now calling the suspicious death of a man found Thursday north of Oroville a homicide.

The man, identified Friday as John Prater, 35, of Oroville, was found dead about 9 a.m. on Crystal Pines Road in the Cherokee area, according to a news release.

Deputies responded to the scene after receiving a call reporting “suspicious circumstances” in the area, according to the release.

Deputies found Prater dead, and detectives subsequently launched an investigation.

The circumstances surrounding Prater’s death remain under investigation, according to the release.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release information indicating how Prater was killed.

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