UPDATE: RAINELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman has been arrested for the murder of a man found dead in Rainelle.
Earlier this month, Lorne Atkins was found in the upstairs bedroom of a home with a severe head injury. Detectives discovered a blue and metal claw hammer with blood on it and DNA.
Lajuana Lopez confessed to the murder of Atkins on February 21, 2023. She also confessed to beating him with a hammer, however, the reason was not disclosed.
RAINELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A murder investigation is underway in Rainelle.
West Virginia State Police say on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at around 12:30 pm, a suspicious death was reported. When Sgt. Murphy arrived, he discovered Lorne Matthew Atkins, 52, of Rainelle, deceased.
Murphy says this is an active homicide investigation. WVSP in Lewisburg and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department are assisting in the investigation.
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