5/16/2014 5:04 PM
by Rachael Cardin
BRADLEY - A person was found dead in a building located outside the city limits of Beckley. Officials said they suspect homicide.
The call came in around noon on Friday regarding a body that had been found in the building of People's Auto, located just off of Route 16 in Bradley. Officials said an acquaintance of the deceased phoned officials about their discovery. Detective Larry Lilly with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department said they are not releasing any identifying information to the public at this point about the victim because they have yet to notify the family.
The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department Road Patrol was the first on scene. After deeming the situation a potential homicide, the Detective's Crime Scene Unit was called in along with Jan Care Ambulance.
Lilly said, “circumstances surrounding that person and what we've seen thus far are suspicious in nature and because of that we are investigating this as a homicide. Right now we don't know that it's a homicide, but until the evidence either shows that it is or it isn't we will treat it as such."
Detectives said they are in the early stages of their investigation. Stick with Newswatch as more information becomes available.