Greenbrier Sheriff’s Department Investigating A Homicide


GREENBRIER COUNTY (WOAY) – On Thursday, January 18, 2018, at approximately 11:45 am, members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenbrier County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force and the West Virginia State Police, responded to a deceased body near the area of Blue Bend off of State Route 92.

The scene was subsequently processed by members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Search Team. Evidence obtained from the scene will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Throughout the evening hours of January 18, 2018 and the am hours of Friday, January 19, 2018, members of the aforementioned agencies, assisted by the White Sulphur Springs Police Department, conducted several searches and numerous interviews in connection with the death.

The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for an autopsy. Investigators with the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office are meeting with the Medical Examiner this morning.

The investigation is ongoing. More relevant and specific details will be released as the status of the investigation will allow those disclosures.

Corporal C. R. Smith and Corporal R. D. Baker, of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, are the lead investigators.

Tyler Barker

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