BALLARD, W.Va (WVVA) West Virginia State Police and Monroe County Sheriff's Department have wrapped up a 24 hour manhunt for two suspects in the double-homicide of two female juveniles.
First Sergeant Andy Evans with West Virginia State Police says upon arriving to the scene Saturday, he immediately knew it was a double-homicide investigation.
"There were injuries sustained by both children that were obvious it was going to be a homicide investigation," said Evans.
Early Sunday, the bodies of an adult male and female were located about six miles from the First Missionary Baptist Church in Ballard. According to Chief Deputy James Hylton, agencies believe these are the suspects they have been looking for since the start of the manhunt.
Hylton says the children's bodies are in Charleston waiting for autopsies to begin. It will take close to six weeks, he says, to receive a full report on the cause of deaths for all four individuals.
4:30 p.m. UPDATE: UNION, W.Va (WVVA) - On Saturday, March 28, 2020, troopers along with DNR discovered 2 female juvenile victims in a stream, both deceased.
The parents of the victims could not be located and are considered suspects.
Further investigation revealed an attempted arson at the suspects’ residence.
10:30 a.m. UNION, W.Va (WVVA) - The West Virginia State Police, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, and other agencies are searching for two persons of interest in an incident that occurred in the Ballard area Saturday.
Chief Deputy James Hylton with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department says authorities are continuing to search the Ballard and Lindside area for two persons of interest involved in the incident.
Monroe County 911 Center has confirmed the persons of interest are connected to the deaths of two children.
Keven M. Anderson is a 40-year-old male, 5'9", 140 lbs., Hazel eyes, with Brown hair. He is from the Ballard area of Monroe County.
Helen I. Rattamasribounreuang is a 30-year-old female, 5'7", 200 lbs., Brown eyes, Brown hair. She is also from the Balard area of Monroe County.
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of these two individuals, contact the West Virginia State Police- Union Detachment 304-772-5100, Monroe County 911 Center 304-772-3911, or their local 911 center.
West Virginia Natural Resources Police, West Virginia Fire Marshall's Office, and other agencies are also actively working this incident.
Stay with WVVA for updates.