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LANARK, WV (WVNS) — 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020: Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department are asking for help from the community. They are looking for a person of interest in a murder investigation.

Deputies said they are looking for David Moore in connection with the investigation into the death of James Richard Moore, III. James Moore was shot in the Lanark area of Raleigh County on Oct. 8. He died of his injuries at an local hospital.

Anyone with information on David Moore’s location is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 304-255-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867. Anonymous tips can also be left on the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 Tips App on any smart device.

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Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 6:55 p.m.: The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a murder that happened on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in the Lanark area.

James Moore III was killed in the shooting. Moore’s wife Kristina said he was a great coach and father. She added they lost the rock to their family.

“He was the best daddy ever, I use to always tell him you gonna get daddy of the year award,” Kristina said. “He was a great husband like my sister said last night he spoiled all of us. And a coach, he was a good coach to all the kids you know a mentor.”

Moore is survived by his wife and five kids.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 304-255-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867. Anonymous tips can also be left on the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 Tips App on any smart device.


ORIGINAL STORY: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2020: The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a murder that happened on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

According to Det. Suman with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a shooting on the 400 block of Midway Road in Lanark . Once they arrived the found James Richard Moore, III suffering from a gunshot wound.

Moore was taken to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital where investigators said he later died from his injuries. At this time, there is no word on who might have been behind the shooting.

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