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UPDATE: Suspects In Fatal W.Va. Beating Still Unidentified

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: 09/05/2013

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Wheeling police say they're following every lead they get in the hunt for a third and possibly fourth suspect in the fatal beating of a Wheeling Jesuit University student.

Sgt. Gregg McKenzie said Thursday he has only vague descriptions for the men: They were white and wore ball caps.

Twenty-one-year old Kevin Figaniak of Perkasie, Pa., died Sunday after an attack in Wheeling.

Police charged 22-year-old Craig Peacock of Clewiston, Fla., and 24-year-old Jarrett Chandler of Winnfield, La., with murder. They're jailed on $1 million bond, set to appear in magistrate court Sept. 12.

The suspects worked in the gas industry, and McKenzie says it's possible that so did the unidentified suspects.

Those workers tend to be mobile, and McKenzie says it's also possible they've left the area.

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Wheeling police say they're looking for a third person who may have been involved in the fatal beating of a Wheeling Jesuit University student.

Two men are charged with murder, but Detective Sgt. Gregg McKenzie tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the suspects say at least one other person was involved in the fight.

McKenzie didn't immediately return a message Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-one-year-old Kevin Figaniak of Perkasie, Pa., died early Sunday after an attack on the school campus.

Police charged 22-year-old Craig Peacock of Clewiston, Fla., and 24-year-old Jarrett Chandler of Winnfield, La., with murder. Both remain in the Northern Regional Jail on $1 million bond.

Figaniak was a senior business major who played varsity lacrosse.

A friend who was with Figaniak says they were attacked by three or four men.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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