"It's a highly populated area," Cooper said. "It's very uncommon for there to be this type of crime there. It's typically a very safe neighborhood."
He added that there is a lot of vehicular traffic, as well as foot traffic, in that area. A sidewalk separates Molle's house from MacCorkle Avenue.
Police are awaiting an autopsy report, which Cooper said should be completed in the "next day or so."
Cooper would not say if there was any sign of forced entry into the home or if there are any suspects in the case.
"We are asking anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary, we believe yesterday, to give us a call," Cooper said Saturday. "Any tip whatsoever is welcome at this point."
Cooper said anyone with information should call 304-348-6480.
If Molle was slain, his killing would be the first in 2014. In 2013, there was one slaying in Charleston.
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