UPDATE: 11:05A.M. 9/6/2023 MOUNT HOPE, WV (WVNS) — Sheriff Mike Fridley with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the identities of the three bodies found in Mount Hope.

At approximately 7:46 p.m. on September 5, 2023, deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 366 Legends Highway for a possible shooting. According to Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shannon Morris, Mount Hope resident Jesse Dech called 9-1-1 claiming to have killed two men, and making threats to law enforcement, warning them not to show up.

“Mr. Dech further stated that he would shoot at law enforcement if we arrived on scene before he committed suicide himself,” Chief Deputy Morris told 59News.

Once deputies arrived and entered the home, they found three men, 60-year-old James Shrader, 59-year-old Henry Shrader and Dech himself, all dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Sheriff Fridley reports the shooting is believed to be a double murder-suicide committed by Jesse Dech. The Chief Medical Officer will examine the bodies to determine the cause of death.

After clearing the scene, Morris confirmed they made another scary discovery when they went to Dech’s house to search for clues.

“While conducting their search, they located precursors and materials at the residence, basically items that you could make a pressure-cooker bomb out of,” said Chief Deputy Morris.

Morris says Dech’s motivations for murdering James and Henry Shrader are still unknown at this time. The incident is currently under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detective’s Bureau.

Stick with 59News as more details are released.

MOUNT HOPE, WV (WVNS)– Three people are dead in the Price Hill area of Fayette County.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what he called in a statement “a possible double murder-suicide.”

No other information is available at this time.