CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The search continued Sunday for the person or people who killed an elderly Kanawha County man in his home.
Charleston Police found the body of George Molle, Jr., 90, of Charleston, at his house in the Kanawha City section of Charleston on Saturday after receiving a call from a concerned neighbor who had not seen Molle.
Lt. Steve Cooper, Charleston Police chief of detectives, said evidence at Molle’s home indicated he was murdered, possibly, on Friday.
As for what lead to his death, “I would call this, at this point, mysterious,” Cooper said on Saturday night. He said Molle’s autopsy was expected to be completed by early in the week.
Molle’s home sits along busy MacCorkle Avenue where there is a lot of vehicle and foot traffic.
Betty Jarvis lives in the neighborhood. “I walk these alleys all the time. I walk to Foodland. I walk to Drug Emporium. I walk to the post office and feel perfectly safe,” she told WCHS-TV in Charleston. “But not now.”
Charleston Police were asking anyone with information about the crime to call detectives at 304-348-6480.