UPDATE | CPD looks to shine spotlight on anniversary of mother’s murder

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The killer of a mother murdered in her own home has not been brought to justice. That's why police in Charleston are bringing the story of Talonaie Chambers back to light.

Wednesday marks one year to the day she was killed.

The body of Chambers, 39, was found in her own home by her mother. She had been shot in the head.

Chambers, herself a mother, was found in a home in the 1400 block of Washington Street West on March 13, 2018. She was lying on the living room floor.

She had worked at the West Side McDonald's where coworkers had told us she was a nice person and others fondly remembered her big personality.

Charleston police held a news conference to put a spotlight on the case with the hope that it will give them more information and lead them to the killer.

"Homicide investigations aren't closed until it results in a charge or an arrest,” said Lt. Autumn Davis. “We are continuing to work this case. Talonaie was never forgotten about. The murder was never put on the shelf and forgotten about. We just need some assistance from people who know what happened to come forward and assist in this investigation."

Alexander Brown, a 35-year-old man from Charleston, was named a person of interest in the case soon after. He was questioned by detectives, but no charges have been brought against him.

Police said Wednesday that he remains a person of interest.



UPDATE 3/16/18 @ 12:05 p.m.
A man wanted for questioning in a Charleston woman's death this week has been located and is being questioned by detectives, Charleston Police say.

Alexander Brown, 35, of Charleston, is being questioned in the death of Talonaie Chambers. She was found dead at a home along Washington Street West on Tuesday.

Brown was named as a person of interest in the case. There are no warrants against him at this time.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 3/16/18 @ 9:10 a.m.
A man is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of Talonaie Chambers.

She was found dead at a home along Washington Street West on Tuesday.

Charleston police say they are looking for Alexander Brown, 35, of Charleston.

At this point, Brown has just been named a person of interest in the case.

Brown is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 225 pounds.

His last known address was 1005 Hendrix Avenue in Charleston.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about Brown or where he is, you're asked to call the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-6480.



UPDATE 3/14/18 @ 5:44 p.m.
We’re continuing to learn new details about a homicide investigation in Charleston. Police say the victim was 39-year-old Talonaie Chambers, and it was her mother who found her at her home along Washington Street.

“She was lying on the living room floor, and she sustained a gunshot wound to her head,” said Lt. Autumn Davis with Charleston Police.

Police say initially, the call was for an unattended overdose death, but things quickly changed with their investigation. They quickly realized there were no drugs.

“And then there was some indication that it may have been a suicide. That’s why initially it was categorized as a suspicious death,” Davis said.

Now it’s a homicide investigation. Police were not able to give a suspect description yet.

Talonaie Chambers worked at McDonald’s on the West Side, and former coworkers say she was a nice person.

She also worked at Tudor’s Biscuit World some years ago -- people there describing her as always having a kind word to say and having a big personality.

Lt. Davis said, “She went to a neighbor's residence for assistance, and the neighbor called 911.”

She’s referring to Chambers’ mother as the one who went to that neighbor’s home.

The investigation continues Wednesday night, police telling WSAZ that Talonaie Chambers leaves behind a child.

Police do not believe there’s a danger to the public with this situation, and urge if you knew Chambers or anything about this situation please call 911.



UPDATE 3/14/18 @ 10 a.m.
Charleston Police say the woman found dead on the city’s West Side Tuesday afternoon is 39-year-old Talonaie D. Chambers.

Police say Chambers was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

No arrests have been made at this point, according to police, and the investigation continues.

If you have any information about the incident, you’re asked to call Charleston Police at 304-348-6480.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/13/18
Charleston Police are investigating a suspicious death on the West Side of Charleston.

Officers say the call came in as a reported suicide about 3 p.m. Tuesday along the 1400 block of Washington Street West.

A woman did suffer a gunshot wound, but no other details are being released at this time. Officers are just calling the death suspicious.

"I just hope they catch whoever it is," neighbor Norma Bennett said. "This is a crime area. This is ground zero, they call it, with all the new people that come in that are on the streets."

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



 
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