WASHINGTON — A mystery man whose home in a rural part of West Virginia is believed to be haunted has been found dead, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities in the small community of Millington, about 100 miles southwest of Lexington, said the man, identified only as “Bob,” had been found in his bedroom, slumped over in a chair.
Authorities said Bob was believed to have been living on the home since the late 1960s.
“Bob was the kind of person that would always ask questions, would always have something to say, and we are all just devastated by this loss,” said Chief Deputy Mike Williams.
The sheriff’s department said Bob’s body was found Thursday morning in a pool of blood on the front porch of his home, where his body had been wrapped in a blanket.
He was identified as 56-year-old Paul Millingtons son, who is the same age as Bob.
Williams said Bob had been living in the Millingtown home for about a decade, and that he had “had a good life, had a good family, had good friends.”
“He was always happy, he was always smiling,” he said.
The Millingmans are in their early 60s.
They had five children and three grandchildren, according to Williams.
The Millingmills were living in nearby Millingston Township when the death was first reported.
Millington is about 60 miles (96 kilometers) south of Lexington.