MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — One of the four people considered a person of interest in an ongoing murder investigation in Monongalia County is now charged with murder.
Elizabeth Chinn, 32, of South Point, Ohio, reportedly confessed to shooting 67-year-old Timothy Pahl during a burglary.
According to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, Chinn admitted to shooting Pahl when the latter confronted her while she was in the process of burglarizing his home.
Additional charges for post-offense crimes are pending against two others: Elizabeth Hartley, 25, of Grafton and Glenn Weaver, 25, of Morgantown.
A fourth person, 42-year-old Moriah Weaver of Fairmont, is considered a person of interest and is facing unrelated charges following the execution of a search warrant last week at the group’s residence at Mohegan Sun Casino in the Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania.
During the search, police discovered three handguns, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, counterfeit currency, and devices to produce counterfeit currency.
All four are awaiting extradition and are being held in Luzeme County Correctional Facility.
Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (304) 291-7218.