MISSING PERSON CASE Homicide Cold Case Is Closer To Being Solved
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Jeremy Bias
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Dec. 2, 2012 9:27 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 8:43 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The case of a missing person has turned into a homicide. Two years ago this week, Sam "Dickie" Riser went missing after family checked on him at his Glasgow home. Riser's sister, Linda Barnette and his daughter, Michelle White became concerned when Riser didn't show up to work two days in a row. Riser's family found a bloody crime scene in his living room, but Riser was never found.
White said, "My first thought was, we were going to find him dead. Then I stopped and noticed blood on the couch and floor. The coffee table had also been moved."
Police say they have good leads and a motive, but are not releasing details. Family members say forensics show more than likely, 60 year old Riser was struck with a blunt object.
Barnette said, "I know he's not coming back. Some of the stuff we heard is just terrible. I'll be glad to know the truth."
Anybody with information that can help police solve the case more quickly should call 911.