CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fayette County authorities are looking into the death of a Greenbrier County man who was shot near Springdale on Monday.
Clarence Edward Stroud III, 50, of Rainelle was found Monday evening on property he owns in Fayette County, according to a press release issued by Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler.
Authorities believe Stroud had been hunting on the property when he was struck in the chest and face by what appeared to be the blasts of a shotgun.
Authorities believe Stroud was killed sometime between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday. Kessler said authorities are treating the death as a homicide.
Division of Natural Resources spokesman Hoy Murphy said there is no fall turkey season in Fayette County this year.
Fayette County sheriff's deputies, troopers from the Oak Hill State Police detachment and conservation officers from the DNR are investigating.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590, Crime Stoppers at 304-255-STOP or the Fayette County sheriff's office at 304-574-4216. Information may also be submitted to the Crime Tips section of the sheriff's department Web site, www.fayettesheriffwv.net.
Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.