Update: Woman found dead in roadway after alleged altercation identified

West Virginia

UPDATE: 2:19 p.m. 7/8/2020: The suspect and suspect’s vehicle have been located for this incident.  No arrest has been made. 

The case will be turned over to the Kanawha County Prosecutors Office. 

UPDATE: 1 p.m. 7/5/2020: A woman has died following an incident on a roadway in Charleston. The Charleston Police Department is now calling the incident an active homicide investigation.

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say officers responded to a call around 9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the intersection of Sissonville Drive and Chandler Drive regarding a female laying in the street bleeding.

Officers say when they arrived, they found a woman, identified as Shirley Jackson, 46, of Charleston, dead at the scene in the roadway of Sissonville Drive.

The Charleston Police Department says Jackson was operating a vehicle traveling south on Sissonville drive approaching the read light at the intersection. Her five-year-old son was also in the vehicle according to police.

Jackson stopped for the red light and allegedly got out of her vehicle and walked to the vehicle in front of her while carrying a baseball bat, according to the Charleston Police Department.

Police say an altercation then allegedly happened, and Jackson sustained trauma to her head.

The driver of the other vehicle allegedly fled south on SissonvilleDrive and then east on Washington Street West, according to police. The driver is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, who was wearing a white hat and operating a grey or light blue Nissan Altima or Maxima.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Communications at 304-348-8111 or the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480


UPDATE: 7/4/2020 @ 10:55 p.m. – A body has been discovered along a busy roadway in Kanawha County.

The discovery was made just before 10 p.m. on Sissonville Drive at Chandler Drive.

No other details are being released at this time but detectives are at the scene investigating. They say the incident is suspicious.

Sissonville Drive will continue to be closed for an undetermined amount of time.


KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A busy Kanawha County roadway is shut down Saturday night after a pedestrian was reportedly struck.

According to dispatchers, Sissonville Drive is closed at Chandler Drive after a report of a pedestrian struck.

There is no word on injuries, but the roadway is closed due to an investigation.

Charleston Police, among others are responding to the scene.

We will have more information on this developing story as soon as new details emerge.

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