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One in custody following body discovered in Huntington

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UPDATE: 7/23/2017 3:00 p.m.

The identity of the victim who was beaten to death Friday in Huntington, WV has been identified.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Cicarelli confirms that Ned Walker, age 59 was the victim.

We will update with any new information as it becomes available.


UPDATE: 7/21/2017 11:39 a.m.

A man has been arrested in connection to a body found in Huntington this morning.

Deland Royce Steelman, 32, of Huntington, is facing murder charges after a man was found outside 3rd and 4th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets early this morning.

According to a criminal complaint, Steelman struck the unidentified victim with his hands and feet. 

The victim succumbed to injuries including blunt trauma to their face. 

Steelman is currently being held at Western Regional Jail. 

We will continue to update you as soon as more information becomes available.


ORIGINAL:

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - Huntington Police are on the scene where a dead body was discovered this morning between 3rd and 4th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets.

A man's body was found slumped up against a wall outside of Britney's Place in the alley.

The Huntington Police Department's Forensic Team is gathering evidence and the County Medical Examiner is on scene.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says one suspect is in custody. 

More information is expected to be released later today.

Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information. 

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