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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 of Las Vegas man ruled a suicide – Las Vegas Review

The Clark County Coroner and Medical Examiner office at 1704 Pinto Lane in Las Vegas (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @vegasphotograph

The suspicious death of a Las Vegas man Saturday in the southwest valley has been ruled a suicide by the Clark County coroner.

Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives were called about 11:35 a.m. to investigate reports of a man who had shot himself inside a home on the 5000 block of Tioga Pass Avenue, near Decatur Boulevard and Windmill Lane, Lt. Nate Chio said.

The Clark County coroner saw something at the scene that prompted Metro’s homicide unit to investigate. Chio said Saturday he did not know what the suspicious circumstances were, but the coroner later determined the man’s cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

Warning signs of suicide

Signs of suicide can include changes

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Suspicious death in Affton ruled a homicide

AFFTON, Mo. – St. Louis County police have ruled that a suspicious death on Thursday is now a homicide.

The last time 65-year-old Joan Furlong was seen alive was Monday night where she worked. Police were asked to check on her welfare and they discovered she was dead inside her home in Affton.

One of Furlong’s neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said, “It’s scary when I came home this morning; there was a police car parked in front of my house.”

The victim’s home was still an active crime scene Friday morning. Her Jeep, which was reported missing Thursday, has since been recovered by police.

“That’s a big piece of evidence that we’re looking forward to dissecting. Evidence if anything happened inside the car; evidence of DNA—all that type of stuff—that our detectives go through,” said Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department.

Neighbors said

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Suspicious death in Affton ruled a homicide | FOX2now.com

AFFTON, Mo. – St. Louis County police have ruled that a suspicious death on Thursday is now a homicide.

The last time 65-year-old Joan Furlong was seen alive was Monday night where she worked. Police were asked to check on her welfare and they discovered she was dead inside her home in Affton.

One of Furlong’s neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said, “It’s scary when I came home this morning; there was a police car parked in front of my house.”

The victim’s home was still an active crime scene Friday morning. Her Jeep, which was reported missing Thursday, has since been recovered by police.

“That’s a big piece of evidence that we’re looking forward to dissecting. Evidence if anything happened inside the car; evidence of DNA—all that type of stuff—that our detectives go through,” said Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department.

Neighbors said

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/09/22/suspicious-death-in-affton-ruled-a-homicide/

Affton woman’s ‘suspicious’ death now ruled a homicide

An Affton woman’s death, deemed “suspicious” by police on Thursday, is now being handled as a homicide, St. Louis County police announced Friday morning.

The victim is identified as Joan Furlong, 65, of the 8400 block of Hampstead Drive.

Police haven’t disclosed how she died. 

Officers found her inside her home near Affton High School at about 4 p.m. Thursday. She had “apparent injuries to her upper body,” but police didn’t say what kind of injuries. 

Her car, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, was gone. Police say they have since recovered the vehicle.

Police say Furlong was last seen alive Monday night at her job.

Anyone with information about her death is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.