State law makes it likely Spencer will be charged as an adult.
W.Va. Code chapter 49, article five, section 10 requires courts to transfer juveniles to adult status if the suspect is 14 or older and there is probable cause to believe he committed murder.
But until Spencer's case is transferred, information will be extremely difficult to come by.
"Basically, when it's a juvenile case, they can't tell you anything," said Eric Cantrell, juvenile prosecutor for the Kanawha Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Cantrell said when a person under 18 is accused of a crime, police and court officials cannot release the suspect's name or even say if the suspect has been charged.
He said information would become available if Spencer were transferred to adult status, however.
According to state law, "if a juvenile case is transferred to the criminal jurisdiction of the circuit court ... the juvenile records shall be open to public inspection."
The Doddridge County Prosecutor's office did not return calls or messages left Wednesday and Thursday.