Sunday, May 27, 2012

James Roy Belknap Wanted for the Murder of Steven Hendrix, Amber Martin, six-year-old Dakota and four-year-old Kaylee

West Virginia State Police announced on Saturday that they had discovered four bodies in a wooded area believed to be those of a missing man, his girlfriend and his two young children.

Police said the bodies were found about a mile from where Steven Hendrix’s missing 2003 Chevy Venture van was discovered on Friday night near Carl, in Nicholas County.

Police suspected foul play based on the vehicle’s condition.

Mr Hendrix, 38, his 23-year-old girlfriend Amber Martin, and his two young children, six-year-old Dakota and four-year-old Kaylee, had vanished on May 19.

Michael Baylous, of the West Virginia State Police, would not comment on the nature of the killing, but said that troopers with children of their own were disturbed by the scene.

Following the discovery, police have launched a manhunt for 26-year-old James Roy Belknap, of Leivasy, Nicholas County, who has been identified as a suspect.

He was last seen driving a white Ford F-150 or a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Read More