Possible Homicide Victim Found on Guyan Avenue in Huntington

Updated 50 weeks ago Edited from Multiple Sources

Huntington Police continue an investigation following the discovery of a man's body at around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in an alley in the 2600 block between Guyan and First Avenue. Located about a block from Highlawn Elementary School, investigators say evidence appears to indicate a homicide.

A neighbor indicated that the black man appeared to have a bullet wound to the head.

Captain Hank Dial told the Herald Dispatch, ""Anytime you have something like this happen in your neighborhood, it's very traumatic, very scary."

The number of homicides in the city has surpassed the previous record of 14. Bryan Chambers, communications director for the City of Huntington, indicated this is the city's 15th homicide. He added they have all been drug related or the result of domestic violence.

Homicide numbers could climb as the month of December  remains. In addition, Norm Miller, a moderator in a social media group that informs members of criminal issues, would put the number as high as 17.

Several incidents have not yet been determined pending autopsy results, including an infant who died of injuries on Jefferson Avenue and an "unattended death" in the vicinity of the former Owens-Illinois plant.

 HPD Capt. Hank Dial agreed with Chambers telling  WCHS  that 15 is the current number and of those ten arrests have been made. He added if you are not involved in the drug trade or  have a violent domestic partner , you are "less likely" to be involved in a homicide. 

 

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