EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTRIPLE HOMICIDE
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Family Speaks Out After Triple Homicide
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Feb. 20, 2012 6:52 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 11:46 PM EST
Chapmanville , Logan County , West Virginia
Police are continuing to investigate a triple murder in Logan County, and in a strange twist, the suspect in the crime is now dead too.
Police didn't get the chance to question that suspect, because he died in a car accident shortly after the shootings. That death also leaves the family of one of the victims with many questions that may never be answered.
"I don't know where I'm going to go from here," Mike Workman says.
It has been an unimaginable weekend for Workman. His father died on Saturday and on Sunday he learned that his daughter, Michelle Bell was killed along with two others inside a house near Chapmanville .
"It's hard, it really is, I mean my daughter, she's my baby," Workman says.
Saturday night, Michelle and her husband Eddie were visiting Eddie's friend Paul Jarrell at his home off Big Creek Road. Workman says they were staying over so they could drive Jarrell somewhere in the morning and says they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. All three were shot to death sometime overnight.
"I tried to get them not to go," Workman says. "I know there were a lot of drugs went in and out of there, prescription drugs."
Workman says his daughter was not caught up in drugs. But police think the crime is drug related.
Neighbors say they saw a lot of suspicious activity at the home located on a secluded road.
"I would see a lot of vehicles from Florida, North Carolina, all different kinds coming in and out," neighbor Gladys Sperry says. "We prayed God would move them or do something, but we never expected this."
A possible suspect is now dead too. Shortly after the shootings, police say Trevor Tomblin wrecked a truck belonging to one of the victims and died from his injuries. Inside the truck, police found guns, prescription drugs and a lot of cash.
"He (Trevor Tomblin) and my son grew up together and that kind of shocked me but I think there are more involved than Trevor," Workman says.
Police are continuing to investigate to determine if others are involved.
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