An investigation that began as an unattended death in Monroe County is now being investigated as a possible murder.  Troopers with the West Virginia State Police detachment in Union were called to investigate a body found in the Cashmere area on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

The body was identified as 55-year-old Gary Lester of Ballard, WV.  It was sent to the Office of the State Medical Examiner to determine a cause of death.  According to a release from the State Police, the investigation shows there may have been foul play involved in Lester’s death.  

Anyone with information on Lester’s death is asked to contact the Union detachment of the West Virginia State Police at 304-772-5100.  Tips can also be submitted by email at www.wvsp.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously.