Raleigh County man arrested and charged with first degree murder

Crab Orchard, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of a woman in Crab Orchard. 

Raleigh County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suicide by firearm at the Barnes Mobile Home Park on August 23. 

During their investigation, authorities discovered the death was a homicide following reports of a man allegedly running from the crime scene. 

Police identified the individual as Demarco J. Edwards, 32, of Raleigh County, who they found in a nearby area. 

The victim’s identity has not been disclosed as authorities seek to notify the family first. 

Newswatch will provide further updates as the story develops. 

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