CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man was found dead in his mobile home near Elkview and authorities are investigating the case as a possible homicide.
The grisly discovery was made Monday afternoon. A man went to a Darlington Lane mobile home to visit his friend David Lemons, 28. When no one came to door, he looked through a window and saw Lemons' body inside.
The friend then called 911. The call in about 1:45 p.m., said Cpl. Brian Humphreys, Kanawha Sheriffs Department spokesman.
"It appears to be a homicide," Humphreys said. "We're still in the early stages. The crime scene is being processed. They're trying to get good answers."
Kanawha Bureau of Investigation detectives were still trying to piece together evidence at the scene late Monday. Humphreys would not comment on the manner of death.
Lemons' family members came to the home Monday evening to speak with detectives. Lemons lived alone.
There was no sign of forced entry and no weapons were found inside though detectives still were searching Monday evening, Humphreys said.
Authorities were aware of an incident at the mobile home last week in which a woman was brought to Lemons' door after injecting narcotics and suffering a medical problem, Humphreys said.