|BALLARD, W.Va. — The parents of two girls found dead Saturday in a Monroe County creek were found dead by police in a remote area near Ballard Sunday afternoon.|
State Police First Sgt. Andy Evans told MetroNews the bodies of Keven Anderson, 40, and Helen Rattamasribounreuang, 30, both of Ballard, were found side by side in a wooded area near a large field off Crawford Road at around 4 p.m. The deaths, an apparent murder-suicide, brought to an end a 24-hour search for the unmarried couple.
Evans said the investigation began Saturday morning with a suspicious fire at the family’s home. At around 2 p.m. Saturday, a pair of fishermen on Indian Creek spotted the body of the couple’s 11-month-old daughter. Sgt. Evans said DNR police floated the creek and later found the body of the couple’s 7-year-old daughter. Evans said both girls were homicide victims. Police then began looking for Anderson and Rattamasribounreuang as persons of interest.
Troopers and other law enforcement found the couple’s vehicle late Saturday night. A more intense search Sunday on family property resulted in the discovery of the two bodies in a remote area, Evans said.
“We have reason to believe they died in the early morning hours (Sunday),” Evans said.
Evans said family members have a lot of unanswered questions.
“It’s something that we may never able to answer,” he said. “No one expected a situation like this.”
Evans said as many as 30 law enforcement officers took part in the investigation and search including troopers, deputies from Monroe and Greenbrier counties and DNR police. He said another 20 volunteer firefighters assisted.
Members of the state police crime scene unit were still on the scene Sunday evening.
ST. ALBANS ROBBERY -Police are on the scene of a robbery in St. Albans.
The robbery happened at the Family Dollar on MacCorkle Avenue around 7:45 p.m. Monday.
First responders said they got a report that four men were involved and that one person was hit with a pistol.
GETTING THE AXE - Fayetteville man is in jail on numerous charges stemming from a domestic incident.
Sheriff Mike Fridley said at 12:30 p.m.on Sunday, March 29, 2020, Deputies responded to a call on Kaymoor Road in the Fayetteville area regarding a disturbance call.
Deputies were advised that the male suspect, later identified as Michael Taylor, was outside the home striking a vehicle with an axe. He was apprehended after running into the woods. Deputies found a gun close to where they found him.
Taylor was arrested for Domestic Assault, Domestic Battery, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, and Destruction of Property. After Taylor was arrested deputies found out he is a convicted felon and that the serial number of the recovered firearm had been filed off.
He is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail and may face extra charges.
CHARLESTON SHOOTING - Charleston police said they have a warrant for a man’s arrest in connection with a shooting in which a woman was wounded after she tried to make a narcotics purchase from the suspect.
James Mario Isabell, 47, of Charleston is being sought on a malicious wounding warrant after a shooting that occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.
Police identified the woman who was shot multiple times as Misty Fairchild, 23, of Charleston. She is currently in stable condition.
The release said Fairchild was dropped off in the area and was going to meet the suspect to buy narcotics. Police said she was then shot several times by the suspect.
After she was shot, Fairchild returned to her friend’s vehicle and was driven to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital. Charleston police said they have a warrant for a man’s arrest in connection with a shooting in which a woman was wounded after she tried to make a narcotics purchase from the suspect.