Woman#039;s death now murder
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A man that Huntington police called a "person of interest" in the murder of a Chesapeake woman was arrested Friday on other charges.
Huntington police issued a statement Friday morning asking for the public's help in locating Steven Dale McCallister, 31, who was the last person seen with Angela Dawn Schneider, 29, of 11709 State Route 243.
Her body was discovered Thursday morning shortly before 7 a.m. in the Huntington subdivision of Kennon Hills.
An autopsy performed Friday by the West Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office stated that the cause of death was strangulation.
McCallister was arrested Friday on parole violations for passing bad checks, according to staff at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Barboursville.
Huntington Police Lt. Mike Albers said Friday that additional information could come later from further tests.
"Toxicology tests will also be performed and it may take a few weeks before we have the results of those," he said.
Authorities said Friday that
McCallister was believed to have been driving a 1980s or 90s model, red Chevy Camaro with black tint covers over the back tail lights.
Police said Marshall University ROTC cadets on a physical training march found Schneider's body shortly before 7 a.m. and summoned authorities.