By Bob Weaver|
State police are treating the death of a Creston, Wirt County resident with the
"possibility of foul play," according to Trooper lst/Class William Marshall of the
Elizabeth detachment of the State Police. He said anytime there is an un-attended
death "We treat it as a suspicious circumstance."
The body of thirty-nine-year old Steven O. Burner was discovered July 2 in a cottage
along the Little Kanawha River, about one-fourth mile west of the village of
Body discovered in cottage
Burner lived alone, near the village of Creston
Burner's remains was found by a family friend, Trooper Marshall said. He said the man
had lived alone in the cottage, which was given to him by his parents, Madeline
Calvert Burner of Parkersburg and the late Otto Burner, Jr.
Trooper Marshall said he expects to hear the results of an autopsy sometime
Tuesday. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's office.
"We'll know a lot more then," he concluded.