CHARLESTON, W.Va. - State Police have no suspects in the shooting death of a man who had been tending a garden in a small Clay County community.
Troopers were continuing their investigation into the death of Clarence Stone, 65, who was found dead Tuesday in Hartland, Capt. D.L. Lemmon said Wednesday.
Lemmon said it appeared Stone, who lived in Indore, had been shot in the torso with a shotgun.
A neighbor called for help when Stone was found slumped in the garden with an apparent gunshot wound. The neighbor reported hearing an apparent gunshot, a secretary at the Clay detachment said Tuesday.
The victim did not own the property where he was shot but shared the responsibility of tending the land with the landowner, Lemmon said.
Troopers sent evidence to the State Police Crime Lab to be analyzed. Officers were speaking to witnesses and others in the community Wednesday. He said troopers were looking at several people but calling them only persons of interest.
Anyone with information on the case can contact troopers at the Clay detachment at 304-587-2201.
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