A Creston man has been murdered, dead from a stab wound to his leg, according to the State Police.

Authorities are looking for two men they believe were witnesses to the incident at Shear's Trailer Court near Elizabeth.

Brent Wilson Butler, 33, died after being stabbed about 1:30 a.m. Thursday in a nearby wooded area.

A police press release said Butler "was dead at the scene when emergency medical technicians arrived and was resuscitated before he was taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital."


State Police said they believe Butler was at his residence when his spouse returned with a friend of Butler's. The friend entered the residence and said they had been followed and his wife was still in the vehicle in the driveway.

Butler allegedly confronted the group of three or four individuals who followed his wife and friend. A dispute ensued resulting in Butler being stabbed with a sharp object in his upper leg.

The individuals who followed Butler's wife and friend home left the area before law enforcement arrived.

Local sources said Shears' Trailer Park has a history of drug and domestic incidents, a frequent destination for police.

Mike St. Clair, Wood County Coroner said Butler's body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston.

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