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UPDATE | Man charged with murder in parents’ deaths

Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 11:35 AM EST
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UPDATE 12/31/20 @ 10:05 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Charleston man faces murder charges in the deaths of both his parents, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department says.

Takanao Kambara, 26, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, deputies say.

The bodies of Kambara’s parents were found Thursday morning in their home along the 1700 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive -- “dead from apparent lacerations,” according to the sheriff’s department.

Deputies say Kambara shared the home with his parents and was seen “piling up paintings” across the street from that home on Thursday morning.

We will have more on this developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 12/31/20 @ 2:13 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Kanawha County Deputies say one man is detained in connection with a double homicide.

It happened in the 1700 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive near Davis Creek on Thursday morning.

Two bodies, who deputies believe were a man and a woman, were found inside a house.

WSAZ is working to learn more.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

UPDATE 12/31/20 @ 1:07 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they’re calling an apparent murder.

It happened in the 1700 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive near Davis Creek on Thursday morning.

Two bodies, who deputies believe were a man and a woman, were found inside a house.

Foul play is suspected.

Officials are interviewing neighbors and another resident of the house.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/31/20 @ 11:35 a.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide.

It happened in the 1700 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive on Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call about a disturbance. When they got on scene, the door was open. They walked inside and found two bodies.

Investigators say they believe a man and woman were killed.

There’s no word on the relation between the victims.

Deputies are questioning another resident who lives inside the house.

The crime unit is on scene.

No other information has been released.

WSAZ has a crew at the scene.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

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