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West Virginia Man who Shot and Killed 4 people Found Dead with Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

December 2, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A day long manhunt for a West Virginia man believed to have killed four people during a shooting spree has ended with the discovery of the suspected gunman’s body, police said.

Jody Lee Hunt, 39, who was wanted for the attacks in three different locations in Westover and Monongalia County Monday morning, was found dead in the woods in the southern part of Monongalia County around 7 p.m. Monday, state police said.

Hunt died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said state police spokesman Lt. Dennis Johnson.

Hunt’s body’s recovery comes after police identified two of his victims as Sharon Kay Berkshire, 39, and Michael David Frum, 28, who were shot dead between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.


A third victim has been identified by WAJR as Doug Brady, who was at his Westover business, Doug’s Towing on Dunkard Ave., when he was killed.

According to Monongalia County Circuit Court records, Berkshire filed a domestic violence complaint against Hunt last month. Court records indicated there were no protective orders currently in place for Berkshire.

While a potential motive and links between the victims was not released by police, Hunt’s Facebook page reportedly offered a disturbing look into the suspected killer’s possible motive.

There, Hunt expressed anger over a recent heartbreak as well as wanting revenge after having been cheated on, multiple times, by someone he only refers to as “the love of my life,” according to several local news reports claiming access to that page.

“My actions were not right nor were the actions of those who tried to tear me down and take from me. This was not a plan but a struggle to see that those who strives [sic] to hurt me received their fair pay of hurt like I received,” he allegedly posted before arming himself to kill.

State documents indicate Hunt owned a towing business called J&J Towing and Repair LLC of Westover. A call to the business went unanswered Monday afternoon.

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