MADISON, W.Va. — State Police now believe a Boone County man found dead in his home earlier this week was murdered. Troopers confirm the investigation of the death of Charles Lester is a homicide investigation.

Relatives discovered Lester’s body in his home near North Fork in the community of Big Ugly in Boone County.

A cause of death has not been determined. Troopers are awaiting the medical examiner’s report. Troopers could not say if others may have been at Lester’s  home when he was killed.

The investigation continues and State Police hope anyone who may have additional information will come forward.

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