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Arrest made in Parkersburg homicide

Eric Charles Mullins

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was charged with the murder of a 13th Street woman, the Parkersburg Police Department said Saturday morning.

Eric Charles Mullins, 47, was charged with the murder of Lisa Rogers, 56, whose body was found by police on Nov. 29, the police department said.

During the late evening hours of Friday, detectives located Mullins who was taken to the police department for questioning. At the conclusion of the interview, Mullins was charged with Rogers’ murder, the department said.

Mullins was processed and placed in the Wood County Holding Center early this morning to await arraignment in Magistrate Court, the department said

A search warrant for the residence resulted in several items being collected, including a bloody palm and fingerprint impression on a piece of drywall, the department said.

Rogers body was sent to the West Virginia Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, at which time her death was ruled a homicide, the department said

Detectives sent the bloody palm/fingerprint impression to the West Virginia State Police Laboratory for testing, at which time a print of comparison value was located that was a match to Mullins, the department said.

Parkersburg Police Capt. Scott Elliott said he could not comment at this time on whether Mullins and Rogers knew each other or the manner in which she was killed, citing the ongoing investigation. Anyone that has information can contact Detective D.W. Miller, lead investigator, at 304-424-8427, the department said.

The department thanked the Wood County Sheriff’s Department for its assistance in the investigation.

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