EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWith Arrest Of Suspect, Family Hopes For Answers In Missing Man Case
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Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 6, 2013 8:53 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 6, 2013 11:59 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A suspect in a missing man case turned herself into police Saturday.
Officers continue to search for two more people involved in the disappearance of Kareem Hunter, while his family is hoping for answers in the case.
Kelsey Legg was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Kareem Hunter, 29.
According to the criminal complaint, Hunter was last seen on Sept. 23, going into Legg's apartment in Marmet.
Police searched that apartment last week, after Legg's brother told them she had lured the victim there, planning to have him kidnapped.
Police said Legg had two men put a bag over Hunter's head, kill him and put his body in the trunk of their car.
Days later, the suspect was spotted with an unidentified male buying carpeting, which was allegedly used to help cover up the crime.
Hunter’s relatives are hoping for closure and some answers in the case.
The family is still trying to grasp what witnesses and investigators said happened to their son, and, now, with an arrest made, they are hoping some of their questions will be answered.
For Anthony Hunter, there is only one word to describe how he feels.
"Empty,” he said. “I mean, emotions are very high. We don't know which way to look."
On Saturday night, Legg was arrested for kidnapping and murdering Anthon Hunter's son Kareem.
"At one time, she was even staying with my little niece,” he said. “Her, my sons, my nephews and them. They were pretty close. They were good friends with each other."
He said with Legg her turning herself, maybe the family will now get the answers they are looking for, as well as a sense of closure.
"I think in everybody's hearts, we know that Kareem is gone, that he's no longer with us,” he said. “But, because the fact there's no body available to us at this time, that's what everybody is pulling on and that's where the strength is coming from.”
No bond was set for Legg and she remains in the South Central Regional Jail.
She will be back in court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 10.
A person of interest was seen with Legg in surveillance footage from the Kanawha City Lowe's. Police said the two were buying carpeting used in the alleged cover-up of the crime.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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