Murder Investigation In Monroe County



Monroe County deputies arrested a women with murder charges. Judy Kay Wooten is in jail and charged with murder.


Deputies are on the scene trying to find any additional information that lead to a man murdered in a pick up truck over the weekend.

“We are just following up on some information to see if we can find or locate any additional evidence or physical evidence that may aid in the investigation,” said Sgt. C.K. McKenzie, Union Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.


Deputies found a body when they received a call about an abandoned truck on Lily Dale Road near Union.


“After the deceased was located, we were able to follow up with the West Virginia State Police and follow up with those lead suspects,” said Sgt. McKenzie.


The victim has been identified as 60 year old William Comer Jr. from Lowell, West Virginia.


The incident is currently under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police Union Detachment.


“We will be out here as long as we feel it is feasible and exhausted what means we have to look at this point,” said Sgt. McKenzie.



Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

%d bloggers like this: