Sheriff's Office Investigating Homicide


Berkeley County, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a 72-year-old woman was found dead with a bag over her head and her hands bound.

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Junior says deputies and medics were dispatched for a cardiac arrest around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies arrived at home along Picture Mountain Drive in Martinsburg and found the Martha Tyler not breathing. She was declared dead at the scene, and investigators began a homicide investigation.

Tyler's last known contact was Friday night with a family member. She will be taken to Morgantown for an autopsy.

WHAG's Rose Lee will have a full story tonight at 11 p.m.

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