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UPDATE | Juvenile charged after four found dead in Kanawha County

Published: Dec. 13, 2020 at 12:20 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2020 at 2:25 PM EST
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -

UPDATE 12/13/20 @ 7:11 p.m.

A juvenile has been charged with murder after four people were found dead Sunday in Kanawha County, investigators say.

The four were found dead Sunday morning by a relative at a home on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Drive.

Deputies say an adult man and woman were found dead along with a 12 and 3-year-old boy.

Sheriff Mike Rutherford says his agency cannot release more information about the suspect because they are a juvenile.

Rutherford did say his office will release the names of the victims Monday.

UPDATE 12/13/20 @ 5:25 p.m.

Investigators are releasing a few new details about the deaths of a family discovered Sunday in Kanawha County.

Sheriff Mike Rutherford says a man called 911 just after 10:30 a.m. after finding three of his relatives dead from an apparent act of violence at a home on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Drive.

The man said he had gone to the home to check on the family after they had not had any contact for days. When he got there, he told deputies the door was unlocked.

When deputies got to the scene, they found a fourth victim.

A fifth family member, who deputies have only identified as a juvenile, was found safe somewhere else.

Investigators have not identified the family.

The have only said they are an adult man, adult woman, a 12-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy.

Details of how they died have not been released.

Deputies say this does not appear to be a random crime.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 12/13/20 @ 2:45 p.m.

Two young boys are among the four people found dead Sunday morning in Elkview, investigators say.

Sheriff Mike Rutherford says the four victims were found by a relative at their home on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Drive.

Rutherford tells WSAZ the victims were an adult man and woman, and two boys approximately 12 and 3 years old.

Investigators are on scene processing evidence.

Rutherford says there is no reason to believe the community is in any danger. However, the sheriff did not go into detail about a suspect.

Further information about the incident and how the four died are still being investigated.

WSAZ has multiple crews at the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 12/13/20 @ 1:15 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Four people have been confirmed dead in Elkview on Sunday, according to the Kanawha Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office says they received a call at 10:40 a.m. in regards to this incident.

A relative found the four bodies and called police from a neighbor’s house.

Investigators are on the scene along Cemetery Hill Drive. WSAZ has a crew there as well.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/13/2020 @12:20 p.m.

Multiple people were found dead Sunday in Elkview, West Virginia.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Drive in Elkview.

Very few details are available at this time.

WSAZ has crews headed to the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for updates.

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