Man’s death ruled homicide

Photo by Evan Bevins From left, Wood County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Skogstad, Prosecutor Pat Lefebure and Sheriff Steve Stephens confer this morning at Pleasants Air at 5200 Emerson Ave., where the body of a white male was discovered. Stephens said the death is suspicious.

PARKERSBURG – Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens has identified the victim of an apparent homicide.

Kevin Adam King, 38, of 280 Forest Ave., Mineral Wells, was pronounced dead at the scene where employees of Pleasant Air, 5200 Emerson Ave., discovered him this morning. After initially calling King’s death suspicious, Stephens said this afternoon it is being investigated as a homicide.

Read the full story in Saturday’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel.