Troopers make grisly discovery in Clay County

LIZEMORES, W.Va. — State police made a grisly discovery Friday after receiving a missing persons report. Troopers are now investigating a double-murder suicide that happened nearly two weeks ago.

State police at the Clay detachment received a missing persons report Friday at noon after which they started looking for Alecxandria Auxier, 28, of Indore. Later Friday, troopers found Auxier’s body along with the body of Michael Sumpter, 26, of Burnsville. Troopers said both men had been murdered on or around Sept. 30.

The bodies were found at the residence of Joshua Foster, 30, of Lizemores. Troopers said Foster killed the victims and then it’s believed the next day, Oct. 1, he committed suicide.

Troopers said Foster murdered Auxier and Sumpter “over an unknown dispute at the suspect’s residence.” They said Foster concealed the bodies before taking his own life.

The investigation is continuing.