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West Virginia Police: Escaped murder suspect captured

June 29, 2020 GMT

HOLDEN, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of murder was captured by authorities Sunday night after he escaped from a transport van earlier in the day, police said.

Dominick Joseph McClung, 18, escaped from a parked Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center transport van at a convenience store Sunday at 4:30 p.m., news outlets reported.

McClung was captured by State Police around 8 p.m. and was to be booked in the South Western Regional Jail.

McClung was arrested last fall and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Karen Yeager.

Yeager was reported missing in September and her body was found underneath an overpass in south Parkersburg.

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Parkersburg Police Chief Joseph Martin said Yeager was fatally stabbed and strangled.

It’s unclear whether McClung had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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