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Manhunt under way for suspect in quadruple murder

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Police are looking for a suspect in the murder of four people in Nicholas County.

The West Virginia State Police said two adults and two children were found dead not far from their van.

Cheyenne Hendrix filed a missing persons report with the State Police. Her father, Steven Hendrix, along with his girlfriend, Amber Martin, and his two children, have been missing since May 19. The children were not identified, but were listed as ages 6 and 4 in a news release.

On Friday, May 25, Nicholas County Sheriff's deputies were alerted about an abandoned 2003 Chevy Venture van off of Brushy Meadow Creek Road near the town of Carl. There was no sign of the four missing people, but troopers found reason to believe that there was foul play.

A search warrant was issued and troopers found all four bodies nearly a mile from where the van was located. Troopers are now looking for James Roy Belknap. He is either driving a white Ford F-150 or an unknown color Chevy Monte Carlo.

The victims are from Greenbrier County and that the bodies have been sent to Charleston to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

If you have any information on this suspect, call the West Virginia State Police at 304-438-3000.