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UPDATE: Police interview man in connection to Charleston, WV murder case

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Courtesy:  Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Kanawha County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy:  Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Kanawha County Sheriff's Office


Police have released that they were able to identify and question one of the two men seen with Kelsey Legg following the murder of Kareem Hunter in Kanawha County, WV.

Police are not releasing the man's name and have not charged him with a crime.  The statement says they believe he did remodeling work on Legg's apartment after the murder occurred.  Police do not believe he was involved in the murder of Kareem Hunter.



According to the Kanawha County Sheriffs Office, Kelsey Legg has been arrested.

She turned herself in at the Charleston Police Department Saturday night, and was arraigned at the Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

According to police, Legg was arrested on the outstanding warrant for felony murder in connection with the investigation of the disappearance and murder of Kareem Hunter.

Legg is being charged with kidnapping and felony murder.

Legg's preliminary hearing is set for Thursday, October 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Police are still seeking information on a white male that was seen with Legg on surveillance video.

Both Legg and the unidentified male were seen on September 25 at the Lowe's home improvement store in Kanawha City, which was two days after Hunter's disappearance. 



Sheriff's deputies have released new details in the case of Kareem Hunter. Investigators now have new surveillance photo and video they are releasing to the media and public.

The video and surveillance photos show an unidentified man buying carpet at the Lowe's in Kanawha City. The pair made the purchase on September 25th; two days after authorities believe Hunter was killed.

If you have any information on this case... or on the whereabouts of Kelsey Legg, you're asked to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office at 304-357-0169.


Police have released more details into the murder case involving Kareem Hunter, a Charleston man who was missing since Sept. 23 out of Marmet, WV.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, detectives interviewed Matthew Legg, the brother of the murder suspect, Kelsey Marie Legg.

According to the criminal complaint, Legg told police his sister lured Kareem Hunter to her apartment, located at 207 1/2 83rd Street in Marmet, so that a male could place a bag over Hunter's head and take him out of her apartment.

While interviewing Matthew Legg, police found that he heard the altercation inside the apartment, and later observed two males removing a body from the apartment and placed it inside the trunk of a vehicle.  Legg confirmed to police the body was that of Kareem Hunter and that he was dead. 

Police conducted a search of Kelsey Legg's apartment and found evidence of a violent crime, which included blood found in various parts of the apartment.

According to police, statements from witnesses indicated the apartment was cleaned, walls were painted, and carpet was replaced after the incident on September 23.



According to a release by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, a warrant was issued charging Kelsey Marie Legg, 19, of Marmet, WV, with felony murder.

The release says Legg is accused of luring Kareem Hunter to her apartment on 83rd Street in Marmet on September 23, 2013, for the purpose of having him kidnapped.  Investigators believe Hunter was killed in Legg's apartment.

According to the release, Hunter was reported missing to Charleston police detectives last week.  He was last seen September 23, 2013.  

Charleston detectives investigated the disappearance, and were eventually directed to Legg's apartment in Marmet.  Evidence there led them to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. Detectives with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant. Detectives from both agencies have continued investigating, and are still following leads and seeking information.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Legg is being asked to call 304-357-0169 or submit a tip on the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office website at www.kanawhasheriff.us.



Investigators in a case involving a missing man out of Charleston, WV have found new evidence.

According to a release issued by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, detectives with the Charleston Police Dept. went to an apartment on 83rd Street in Marmet, WV to investigate the disappearance of Kareem Hunter, a 28-year-old man from Charleston, who was last seen Sept. 23.

The release says that evidence at the apartment led detectives to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and seek a search warrant.

According to the release, detectives also learned that on the night Hunter went missing, a disturbance was reported to 911 dispatchers in the area of the apartment in Marmet.  A potential link between the two incidents is being explored.

The investigation is being worked on by both the Charleston Police Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

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