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Murder suspect in custody in Preston County

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. – A man wanted after a deadly shooting Thursday night turned himself in to state police.

John Wayne Strawser, of Terra Alta, was wanted for the murder of a woman at a home in Tunnelton, troopers said.

The woman was shot around 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to information from Preston County emergency officials.

The vehicle Strawser was last seen in was found burned in eastern Preston County overnight.

Troopers, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, had been covering a search area that included Preston County, north central West Virginia and western Maryland.





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