UPDATE: Police say body is confirmed to be missing Charleston man

Local - 11/5/2013 7:13 PM by Courtney Rosemond

UPDATE: A body found in Raleigh County on October 30th is positively identified as a missing Charleston man.

Kanawha County deputies confirm a body found along Old Turnpike Road in Harper Heights has been identified as Kareem Hunter. A murder investigation has been under way in Hunter's disappearance since Oct. 2. He was last seen in Charleston on Sept. 23, the night police said his friend, Kelsey Legg, lured him to her apartment in Marmet. 

Investigators found blood stains, freshly painted walls and new carpet in the apartment a week later. They believe Hunter was killed there and a witness said two men put his body in the trunk of a car. Those men have never been caught.

Legg is currently in Central Regional Jail without bond on a kidnapping and murder charge

UPDATE: New details are released Thursday surrounding the discovery of a body Wednesday night in Raleigh County.  

The authorities investigating the incident said that there's a high probability the body found was a missing man from Kanawha County believed to be dead.

Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner told Newswatch that detectives believed the body may be that of Kareem Hunter, 28, of Charleston, who went missing back in September. Authorities aren't disclosing why the body was brought to the Harper Heights area of Raleigh County, but did say that they believed the man was dead prior to being buried in a shallow grave off of Old Turnpike Road.

Officials also said that the woman they believe killed Hunter was already arrested for her alleged part in the crime.  Kelsey Marie Legg, 19, of Marmet, was booked in South Central Regional Jail earlier this month on murder and kidnapping charges. 

Stick with Newswatch we'll continue to keep you updated on this developing story.

HARPER HEIGHTS - Authorities in Raleigh County are investigating a body discovered Wednesday in the Harper Heights area.

Members of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office told Newswatch passerbys found the body earlier in the day just off Old Turnpike Road. Authorities sectioned off an old home where the body was found, and the scene was cleared by 7 p.m.

Details including the identity and the condition are not not being released at this time.

"Early this afternoon we were notified that there was a body in the woods back here, and we're basically investigating the circumstances surrounding that body being found," Lt. Larry Lilly said.


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