CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The family of a slain Charleston man is asking anyone who saw him the night of his death to come forward and bring them closure.
Police are awaiting news from the state Medical Examiner's Office to say how the man died. It has been a matter of speculation during their investigation.
Boaters discovered the body of Robert "Bob" Kenneth Snow floating in the Elk River on May 26.
Snow, 55, of 103 Arlington Ave., had worked as a district manager at 7-Eleven for about 15 years, overseeing 10 stores in Kanawha County. He was supposed to attend a meeting the night of May 23, but he never made it.
Detectives tracked his cellphone activity from that night to Elkview. He possibly was on his way to Clendenin.
Charleston police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton said he hopes the autopsy report and official cause of death might bring detectives closer to finding those responsible for his slaying.
On Monday, detectives met with Dr. Zia Sabet, deputy chief medical examiner, to discuss the autopsy's preliminary results. Sabet is leaning toward homicide, but has not officially made that ruling yet.
Snow's hands were found bound by duct tape, a clear indicator of foul play.
Eggleton will meet with Dr. Allen Mock, another deputy chief medical examiner, in the coming weeks for the official cause of death. So far, detectives have only been able to guess how Snow died.
"Until Dr. Mock says, 'This is what done it,' it's hearsay," Eggleton said.
Detectives have not identified any suspects and are unsure why someone would want to harm Snow.
His ex-wife, Annette, said not knowing who did this or why has been hard on her and their two sons -- Michael and Robert Jr.
Annette Snow lives in Glendale, Ariz., and last saw Robert in December, when he went to visit his two grandchildren.