Fairmont suspicious death now a murder investigation, one arrested

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A suspicious death in Fairmont is now being investigated as a homicide.

Police say Sean Gardiner, 28, of Detroit, Michigan, was beaten Sunday in a home on Short Avenue. Investigators reported a large amount of blood on the walls and ceiling of the entry and an imprint of a cell phone on a bloody couch.

Police said they stopped a rental car Tuesday driven by Shekea Fox, 33, of Fairmont, and because of her connection to the Sunday discovery requested a search warrant. Police were able to recover a blood-covered cell phone that matched the imprint on the bloody couch in the home on Short Avenue.

Fox has been charged with accessory to first degree murder after the fact.

No other suspects or information has been released.

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