UPDATE: Deputies seek individual for arrest in July 4 overdose death in Morgantown, 1 found

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UPDATE (SEPT. 15, 2021 3:45 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The male suspect has been located. He was using the alias name Denver Lamb, but his real name is Deaven Lamb.

Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for Sarah Sherman.

UPDATE (Sept. 15, 2021 2:35 p.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deputies are on the lookout for two individuals being sought for arrest in connection to an overdose death that took place in Morgantown on July 4.

According to a press release sent out by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, more individuals who were present when Jessie Young overdosed and died on the morning of July 4 have been named.

Those individuals have been named as Mikkel McDougal, Sarah Sherman and Denver Lamb. Isaiah Antonk, 26, of Morgantown, has already been charged, and McDougal is out on bond from the charges of failure to render aid, concealment of a deceased human body and conspiracy, the release states.

At this time, Sherman and Lamb have warrants out for their arrest on the charges of failure to render aid, concealment of a deceased human body and conspiracy, according to the sheriff’s office.

Those with information on the location of Sherman and Lamb are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s detective division at 304-291-7260.


ORIGINAL (Sept. 13, 2021 1:09 p.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A man has been charged for allegedly admitting to his involvement in an attempt to hide the body of a deceased person who overdosed in Morgantown.

On July 5, deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department were called to Dry Run Road in Monongalia County in reference to a vehicle being found over a hillside near the road, according to a criminal complaint.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a dead man, identified as Jessie Young, in “the backseat floorboard area in a position that suggested placement postmortem,” deputies said.

An autopsy later showed that Young “died as the result of cocaine and alcohol intoxication,” according to the complaint.

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Isaiah Antonk

Deputies later learned that Young died around the morning of July 4 at an apartment on Gem Street in Morgantown while in the company of three other people, deputies said.

After that, those 3 individuals and Isaiah Antonk, 26, of Morgantown, “loaded Young’s body in the backseat area of the sedan … Antonk operating his vehicle,” according to the complaint.

During an interview, Antonk “admitted he was aware of Young’s death after the fact and that he aided co-conspirators with concealing the body,” deputies said.

Antonk has been charged with concealment of a deceased human body and conspiracy to commit a felony. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.

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