Jody Lee Hunt
Police in West Virginia said on Monday night that the suspect in a series of fatal shootings has been found dead.
The body of Jody Lee Hunt, a 39-year-old man from Westover, W.V., was discovered in his truck, hours after a shooting spree left four people dead and prompted police to launch a manhunt.
Hunt was found dead “with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head off of U.S. Route 19 near the Monongalia and Marion County border.”
Police had spent hours Monday searching for Hunt after, they say, he apparently killed four people in a series of shooting incidents in the north-central part of the state.
Sharon Kay Berkshire, 39, and Michael David Frum, 28, were killed in one incident in the Cheat Lake area, the Charleston Gazette reported. Police said two other shootings occurred in the Westover area, the Associated Press reported.
Berkshire had filed a domestic violence case against Hunt last month, the AP reported citing court documents, but no current protective orders were found.