UPDATE: Victims identified in murder investigation

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ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) Update 6:18 p.m. — The names of the victims have been officially released from the murder investigation on Cemetery Hill Drive in Elkview.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says the victims include Daniel Dale Long, 37, Risa Mae Saunders, 39, Gage Ripley, and Jameson Long, 3, all from Elkview.


ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) Update 4:51 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 — The names of the victims of the murder investigation on Cemetery Hill Drive in Elkview cannot be released at this time.

Sheriff Mike Rutherford of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says the delays in notifying immediate family members for the deceased. 

Officials say the autopsies were conducted today and show each victim has been shot with a firearm.

At this time, the juvenile subject charged with the murders is a 16-year-old male.  His name and other identifying information are withheld due to his age.


ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) Update 7:15 p.m. – According to deputies, a juvenile has been charged in the deaths of four people found dead in a home in Elkview.

No other details have been released at this time.


ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) Update 2:46 p.m. – Officials say two young boys were found among the four found dead in a home in Elkview.

Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford says two adults and two boys around the ages of 12 and 3 were found dead earlier this morning.

At this time, there is no leads or suspects.


ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) Update 1:04 p.m. – Four bodies have been confirmed to be found at the scene on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Dr. in Elkview, WV.


ELKVIEW, WV (WOWK) — Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on the scene of multiple murders on the 1300 block of Cemetery Hill Drive in Elkview.

KCSO spokesperson Brian Humphreys provided few details other than the incident that happened near the old Myers Funeral Home.

13 News is having a crew headed toward the scene.

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