The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 5, 2012

Beckley man found shot to death at home

BECKLEY — A Beckley man was found dead inside his home Saturday night, according to Beckley Police Department.

Jeffrey Perrell Singleton, 22, suffered two fatal gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

Capt. Jeff Shumate says Singleton’s family became concerned for his well-being and went to his residence at Harlen Court to check on him. When they arrived, his door was locked, but they could see someone lying on the floor inside.

Beckley Police Department and Beckley Fire Department arrived on the scene and found Singleton around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shumate said he believes robbery was a possible motive for the murder, as several items were missing from the home. There were no signs of forced entry, so Shumate said he believes the victim knew the person who shot him.

No suspects have been named, but police are still conducting interviews. Police are also awaiting the autopsy report.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Beckley Police at 304-256-1720 or CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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