Wrongful Death Body of Missing Man Found in WV

There are many new questions in an on-going Charleston, WV murder investigation after the victim’s remains are believed to have been discovered in another county.


On Thursday morning, multiple law enforcement agencies sectioned off a portion of Old Turnpike Road in Raleigh County.


Two people looking for scrap metal in abandoned homes stumbled upon the human remains on Wednesday.



Investigators said the remains match the description of Kareem Hunter, who has been missing from Charleston since Sept. 23.


For neighbors like Duke Foster, the news is unnerving.


“It looks like it’s getting to be a regular dumping ground out here,” he said.


This is the second body found in the Harper Heights community within the past two months.  The body of Debbie Dalton was found underneath a vehicle tucked in bushes near a home in August.


The two cases aren’t connected, however, Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner said the back-to-back nature of the cases is strange.


“Raleigh County doesn’t have this a lot so it is certainly an exception to the rule,” he said.


In the coming days, investigators said they will try to figure out who buried the body here, 60 miles away from Hunter’s home.


The body has been sent to the state medical examiners office for positive identification and cause of death.


So far, Kelsey Legg is the only person who’s been charged in Hunter’s death.  Previous coverage on Legg can be found here.


Authorities said they are not ruling out other people who might have been involved in his disappearance.

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