EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSArrest Made In Connection With Woman Found Shot To Death
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 21, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 1, 2013 7:09 PM EDT
Lanark, Raleigh County , West Virginia
An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a Raleigh County woman whose body was found underneath an abandoned car.
Aaron Portis, 38, was charged with the murder of Deborah Dalton, 51.
Dalton was found shot to death under an abandoned vehicle on Easton Street in Harper Heights on Aug. 19.
Troopers said the shooting appeared to be drug-related. They searched Portis' home and said they found cocaine and marijuana.
Portis was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
State Police said the body of a Lanark woman was found Monday in the Harper Heights area of Raleigh County.
The body of Deborah Dalton, 51, was discovered after troopers with the Beckley detachment of State Police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle with a body under it at 237 Easton St.,according to a news release from State Police.
Dalton had been shot, and her death was a homicide, troopers said.
The death appears to be drug-related.
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