On December 14, 2020, a structure fire was called in at 144 Brittnae Ln, Beckley, W. While firefighters were on scene they discovered the home owner, Richard Rice Jr deceased within the residence. Also while on scene the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office determined the deceased, Richard Rice Jr died as a result of a homicide at which point they contacted the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office to assist in this investigation. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the publics assistance with this investigation. At this time there is a combined $10,000 dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest in this investigation. If you have any information please contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers at 304-255-STOP
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