Linda Hunter said the six-hour trip from her hometown in Hampton, Va., to Charleston was the longest of her life. She has been in Charleston since learning that her son was missing, more than 10 days ago.
Police searched for Kareem Hunter for about a week before Legg's brother led them to her apartment. Deputies said they discovered a large amount of blood there, which Legg apparently tried to cover up with paint and carpet, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case.
Legg was spotted buying supplies at Lowe's in Kanawha City with two men in the days following the alleged disturbance at her apartment. Deputies have spoken with one of those men, but do not believe he was involved in the alleged slaying.
The unidentified man admitted to helping Legg remodel her apartment. He has not been charged with a crime.
Linda Hunter doesn't know why anyone would want to hurt her son. He was easygoing and was a loving father to four children, she said, and was especially close to his 7-year-old daughter.
Family members took the little girl to Virginia to get away.
"She told me to go back to Charleston and find him," Linda Hunter said. "I'm going to stay until I know something."
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