By Bob Weaver|
(9 P.M. Update) Two Ritchie County residents, a man and a woman, were
shot to death
about noon Sunday near Washburn. Police are looking for Hubert Lusk
Jr. as a suspect in
the murders. Lusk reportedly fled the scene after the couple were
apparently gunned down
in a garage. Neighbors heard the gunshots, after which the bodies were
Law enforcement from Calhoun County were alerted in the afternoon. A
Ritchie County said there was concern Lusk could be using back
Police declined to identify the victims, but sources said one of the
deceased was a
McDonald who had retired to the area. The other victim may have been
Lusk's wife. Lusk
had lived in the area for a while, and reportedly had been in trouble
with the law.
Police are searching for Lusk, who may be headed toward Blair Mountain
in Logan County.
West Virginia State Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.
He is six foot tall
and weighs 240 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and has a crew style
Bulletins have been given on Lusk's vehicle, a red Ford F150
four-wheel drive bearing West
Virginia plate 1S 9894. Police later said he may be traveling in a
green 1991 Geo Storm with
West Virginia plate 4Y5275, belonging to the female victim.
Authorities should be notified immediately regarding the whereabouts
of the suspect.
The bodies of the victims have been taken to West Virginia University