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Investigation continues into Morgantown area murder, police look for tips

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Detectives from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department are piecing together the hours leading up to the discovery  of man’s body. The death has been ruled a homicide.

The body of Matthew D. Moore, 46, Morgantown, was found early last Saturday in the Round Bottom Road area. Sheriff’s department lead investigator Sgt. Stephen Currie said they are learning more, but need help from the public.

“After the autopsy Monday, it was determined the cause of death was a homicide by firearm,” Currie said on WAJR’s “Talk of the Town” Tuesday. “Currently, we are going through records and talking to witnesses and people that knew Mr. Moore.”

Moore’s body was found around 6:20 a.m., but where he was Friday and into the evening is the big question mark for investigators. Sgt. Currie urges people to call 304-291-7260 to leave any information no matter how insignificant it may seem.

“Anyone that may have known Matt, been with Matt, or Mr. Moore, on the evening leading up to May 7 or on in the early morning hours of the 7th, or anyone that has any type of information we ask that they call and help us,” Currie said.

According to Currie, investigators are trying to confirm where, and what time the shooting happened by working back from 6:20 a.m. the time the body was found Saturday.

“It’s a remote location, so we’re going off what we have as far as witness statements and some other evidence at this point,” Currie said. “We believe it was around the early morning hours of the 7th.”

Sgt. Currie said the general public is not in danger as the search for suspect continues.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident. There would be no concern for the general public outside what happened Saturday (May 7) morning,” Currie said.

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