UPDATE: Deputies release name of deceased in Lewis County shooting incident

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UPDATE (Jan. 4, 2021 2:57 p.m.):

WESTON, W.Va. — Deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department have released the name of a woman found dead after a shooting incident in the county.

According to the sheriff’s office, Beth Jordan, 36, of Weston, was found dead at a residence where witnesses reported hearing shots fired on the evening of Dec. 27.

Currently, this is a criminal investigation being performed by the sheriff’s office and deputies are still conducting interviews, authorities said.

The FBI and West Virginia State Police have also offered assistance in the investigation, but as of now, there are no people of interest being named, according to the sheriff’s office.


ORIGINAL (Dec. 28, 2021 9:01 a.m.):

WESTON, W.Va. — An investigation into a shooting incident in Lewis County on Monday night is still ongoing.

According to a press release sent out by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, the Lewis County 911 Communications Center was alerted to a 36-year-old woman from the Ireland-Wildcat area being found unresponsive at 10:14 p.m. on Monday.

While emergency crews were en route, the communications center received “additional information of possible shot being fired” at a residence on Shoemaker Road, the release states.

First-responders arrived on scene and found a deceased female in the same residence where the reported shots were fired, and law enforcement learned that an unknown subject “had come to the residence at the time the shots were fired then fled the scene,” according to the release.

Deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and troopers with the West Virginia State Police will be performing an investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and there are no individuals in custody at this time, the release states.

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