Richwood residents' deaths investigat...

Richwood residents' deaths investigated as homicides

There are 523 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from May 29, 2007, titled Richwood residents' deaths investigated as homicides. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

The deaths of two Richwood residents are being investigated as homicides, police said. via Charleston Gazette

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Sandra G

United States

#21 Jun 23, 2007
nightmare wrote:
<quoted text>Thank-you for replying, Sandra. I am friends with some people who knew April out here in AZ (she lived here for several years). We are all very disturbed about what happened. Have you heard of any new information? It seems as though the investigation is going slow...
Your welcome were you friends of monty ? i mean i really cared reatly for april i know alost all of her family . And to that one person i do not know why i said him anyone was capable of killing them but whom ever it was they had better be brought to justice

Since: Jun 07

Charleston, WV

#22 Jun 23, 2007
Thank you Sandra for all the nice things you said about our April. She was my relative and I loved her dearly, as for BOB God forgive you for saying you didn't feel a bit sorry for what happened to April and Mr. Delp. I just hope you never have to go through what our family has been through, all the nasty rumors going around. And thats what they are, rumors. I know April and I know she was a wonderful girl, and absolutely didn't deserve to die the way she did. April graduated from RHS in 1996, later moving to Arizona she attended Pina Medical Institute graduated with honers she was a phlebotomist, but with all the problems with aids, she was afraid to work in that field, so when she came back home to WV, she went to college in Beckley to get her CNA license as she decided it would be safer to work with the elderly, or in a nursing home. As she love working with the elderly anyway. So she took on the job as caregiver for Mr. Delp, hoping to save enough money to buy a decent vehicle. Which after working at the nursing home and a couple other places in Richwood, she finally had enough for a small down payment on another car. She was so excited, she stopped Sunday eveing at her Mothers work to show her the car she got, she had already went and bought wax ect. to shine up and clean up her new car. That was the last time her mom seen her. Period. Because Monday she was killed. The police told us, April was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. She had been planning on quitting the job with Mr. Delp and find work taking care of someone a little closer home. And where she wouldn't have to spend nights taking care of someone, just day jobs or evening or weekends. But she didn't get out of that job soon enough. April had a long life a head of her, with thoughts of one day marriage and children in her future. Some of you have said very nice things about April and her Mom reads these post, the bad ones, she said, makes her feel like April is being killed all over again. As for some of the rumors, NO, she was not shot, NO, she was NOT pregnant. Her death was intant, she didn't suffer, but even after death she was beaten so bad, she was unrecognizable. Aprils mom did not get to hold April and tell her she loved her, she did not get to say goodbye. April was buried in the body bag that she was sent home in from the medical examiners office. Her mom didn't get to go buy new clothes to bury her in, didn't get to put a mememto in her casket. Nothing. And people are still spreading the rumors. April is gone now, let her rest in peace and let her mom have rest from the rumors. So she can grieve for her daughter without thinking of all the bad things being said. I would also like to add one thing, and would like for all of you that have good hearts to pass this along to everyone you know. An account has been set up at First Community Bank Richwood, WV 26261 taking contributions to help build up a Reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for April death. The fund is the April Moore Reward Fund. Please find it in your hearts to give what you can, every penny will bring us closer to posting the Reward and hopefully bring closure to this horrible crime. Thank you for reading this and if anyone has a question just post and I will try and answer. The police are still wanting any information so if you have heard or seen anything no matter how important you think it is, please call the Drug Task Force. We have a killer/killers walking among us without a conscious. And some of us has daughters out there working like April was. I myself have done the same kind of work and it is a dangerous job especially if the person you are taking care of has cancer or an illness requiring strong medications. Don't forget to pass the word about the April Moore Reward account at First Community bank and keep her family in your prayers. May God Bless
FYI

Clear Spring, MD

#23 Jun 23, 2007
Thank you, Kalij, for your post. Maybe it will stop some of the ugly rumors. I remember April from a very small girl. She was beautiful! I love her mother and my heart aches for her. You are right about everything you said and you said it so beautifully. I hope whoever did this horrible crime is caught and punished. Rose, if you read this, my heart is with you. I miss seeing you at the restaurant. You can be assured that most of us know you had a very beautiful and loving daughter (just like her mother). May God Bless you and your family and comfort you.

Since: Jun 07

Normantown, WV

#24 Jun 23, 2007
First thing, thank you FYI your post gave me goose bumps. I will make sure Rose reads your post. It says under my username Summersville, but I live here in Richwood and have all my life. FYI please pass the word about our April Moore Reward Fund at First Community Bank, I can't wait to get enought so I can start putting up the Reward Posters. Lets keep this forum going, and please no bad post, so we can keep April alive in everyones heart. God Bless you all that knew and loved April as much as we all did and still do.
FYI

Clear Spring, MD

#25 Jun 23, 2007
Thank you and will do. This is the time that we should all stick together and support Rose and her family. Keep us posted. I know what it is like to lose a child. Seems like life goes on for everyone while a mother's heart is breaking. I remember going to the bathroom in the wee hours of the night so I could cry alone without waking anyone. You never, never get over the pain but with the Grace of God, you learn to deal. I have the hope of seeing her again and knowing she is in heaven. So, Rose I hope that God will comfort you and you will feel embraced by His love and presence. We all love you and will remember April as a sweet, beautiful girl. Sounds like you have a good friend in Kalij.
FYI

Clear Spring, MD

#26 Jun 23, 2007
P.S.
Those we love are never truly far from us. I do believe to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. You will be reunited one day.
Angie

King George, VA

#27 Jun 23, 2007
I went to school with April & I lived next door to her for a while. I always thought she & her family was very kind people. I knew her brother Bobby he was a few years older than April & I. I just wanted to let Rose, Bobby & all of Aprils family know that I'm so sorry for their loss I'll keep them in my thoughts.

April will be missed!!
Angie

King George, VA

#28 Jun 23, 2007
kalij wrote:
Thank you for reading this and if anyone has a question just post and I will try and answer. The police are still wanting any information so if you have heard or seen anything no matter how important you think it is, please call the Drug Task Force. We have a killer/killers walking among us without a conscious. And some of us has daughters out there working like April was. I myself have done the same kind of work and it is a dangerous job especially if the person you are taking care of has cancer or an illness requiring strong medications. Don't forget to pass the word about the April Moore Reward account at First Community bank and keep her family in your prayers. May God Bless
May I take this info here that you posted & spread the word?
I would like to help get the word out about the reward funds?
I know many people in real life as well as online that may want to help.

p.s.
It wouldn't let me quote all of what you wrote, but I would like to use all the info from your post if that would be OK
Thanks,
Angie

Since: Jun 07

Spring Gap, MD

#29 Jun 23, 2007
FYI I am so sorry for your loss, and yes you will she her again. I talk to Aprils mom a lot and tell her that same thing, she will see April again. I came close to losing my daughter to cancer, it was the worse feeling in the world, but to lose a child, I just can't imagine the pain. I lost my youngest sister in 2000 to cancer she was 48, then lost my only brother in 2003. Death is a hard thing to deal with no matter the cause, but Rose can't get the image of what April must have looked like after her death out of her mind, she tries to eat but she said she just can't. She has lost so much weight and she wasn't very big to begin with. She just paces the floor and cries, then people will call and start telling her what new rumor they heard, then she starts crying again. My heart aches for her. When we set up the fund at the bank for the reward, she cried, and told me, she didn't have any real close friends, that she can count on to help, because working and raising her kids, and hardly ever going anywhere, she said no one really knows me. So who will help someone they don't know? And with all the bad rumors about April, she said I am afraid people will think like that BOB that posted on here. I told her everyone was not like him, there's a lot of good people in Richwood and she has lots of cousins, they may help. But sad to say that out of all our big family me, my two sisters and neice and one cousin, were the only ones that attended the funeral. The rest were Aprils dads family the Moores and Rose's family, of course there were lots of people there that wasn't related that knew and cared for April also. I told her we here will not let April be forgotten. And all of you are saying wonderful things that are helping Rose more than you know. And I thank you from Rose for that. Angie I will tell Rose what you said also. If you lived next door to her for awhile and knew Bobby she will probably know who you are, and Sandra I know who you are, you and your daughter were also at the funeral. And took things up to Rose, thank you. You all please get people to keep posting positive things about April, it means so much to Rose, her mom. She really needs to hear these things right now. God Bless

Since: Jun 07

Spring Gap, MD

#30 Jun 23, 2007
Angie I just noticed your other post, and yes, you can copy any of my post and that is sweet that you want to help. And by telling people I am sure it will help. The reward notice will also be in the next Nicholas Chronicle and is on channel 2. I know not everyone get that channel so yes tell your online friends, I have done that myself. I am even trying to find a way to let all her class mates know through the class reunion sites. I even sent about the Reward account to all my class mates, hey you never know who might come through for you. you can ad wv to the end of my user name and yahoo me.
Angie

King George, VA

#31 Jun 24, 2007
kalij wrote:
FYI I am so sorry for your loss, and yes you will she her again. I talk to Aprils mom a lot and tell her that same thing, she will see April again. I came close to losing my daughter to cancer, it was the worse feeling in the world, but to lose a child, I just can't imagine the pain. I lost my youngest sister in 2000 to cancer she was 48, then lost my only brother in 2003. Death is a hard thing to deal with no matter the cause, but Rose can't get the image of what April must have looked like after her death out of her mind, she tries to eat but she said she just can't. She has lost so much weight and she wasn't very big to begin with. She just paces the floor and cries, then people will call and start telling her what new rumor they heard, then she starts crying again. My heart aches for her. When we set up the fund at the bank for the reward, she cried, and told me, she didn't have any real close friends, that she can count on to help, because working and raising her kids, and hardly ever going anywhere, she said no one really knows me. So who will help someone they don't know?
Please send Rose my love!! I didn't know her real well But I seen the good in her through her daughter!! I was just a child but anytime I seen Rose she always seemed to have a smile on her face!! If Rose is wondering my mom's Name is Sharlet :) My Mom also sends love & says she is so sorry & will keep Rose & Family in her thoughts.

If you need to reach me my email is [email protected]

Take care Rose I also wanted to say at times of need & deep grief we may find more friends than we ever knew to be possible!!

Since: Jun 07

Spring Gap, MD

#32 Jun 24, 2007
Ticked, I want to thank you for your comments about the drug thing, you are so right. Especially in Richwood, no matter how someone dies, there is always some SOB that hollers drug related drug related. Yes we do have some drug heads in Richwood, you see them everyday, But not everyone does drugs. I have talked to a lot of teenagers that looked like the type that you would think use drugs, the baggy pants, everything on their body pierced, chains hanging everwhere, dog collars on their necks. Hanging out in front of foodland in groups. And are totally against the use of drugs. They like to look different, thier choice. So Ticked keep up the good post. They are appreciated. You are a decent person.
truth

Evanston, IL

#33 Jun 25, 2007
May God have mercy on April.
nightmare

Mesa, AZ

#34 Jun 26, 2007
Sandra G, yes I know Monty. This has been very hard on him. I know he really cared for April. We have prayed for her and her family many times. It warms my heart to finally see some positive comments on this discussion board. It's also great to hear that a reward is being set up. The killer(s) need to be brought to justice. If not here on earth, the WILL be judged by God.
Tattoocath-Virgi nia

United States

#35 Jun 26, 2007
kalij wrote:
FYI I am so sorry for your loss, and yes you will she her again. I talk to Aprils mom a lot and tell her that same thing, she will see April again. I came close to losing my daughter to cancer, it was the worse feeling in the world, but to lose a child, I just can't imagine the pain. I lost my youngest sister in 2000 to cancer she was 48, then lost my only brother in 2003. Death is a hard thing to deal with no matter the cause, but Rose can't get the image of what April must have looked like after her death out of her mind, she tries to eat but she said she just can't. She has lost so much weight and she wasn't very big to begin with. She just paces the floor and cries, then people will call and start telling her what new rumor they heard, then she starts crying again. My heart aches for her. When we set up the fund at the bank for the reward, she cried, and told me, she didn't have any real close friends, that she can count on to help, because working and raising her kids, and hardly ever going anywhere, she said no one really knows me. So who will help someone they don't know? And with all the bad rumors about April, she said I am afraid people will think like that BOB that posted on here. I told her everyone was not like him, there's a lot of good people in Richwood and she has lots of cousins, they may help. But sad to say that out of all our big family me, my two sisters and neice and one cousin, were the only ones that attended the funeral. The rest were Aprils dads family the Moores and Rose's family, of course there were lots of people there that wasn't related that knew and cared for April also. I told her we here will not let April be forgotten. And all of you are saying wonderful things that are helping Rose more than you know. And I thank you from Rose for that. Angie I will tell Rose what you said also. If you lived next door to her for awhile and knew Bobby she will probably know who you are, and Sandra I know who you are, you and your daughter were also at the funeral. And took things up to Rose, thank you. You all please get people to keep posting positive things about April, it means so much to Rose, her mom. She really needs to hear these things right now. God Bless
My name is Cathy, and my ex-husband is Rose Marie's cousin. We visited Richwood a few times to see Rose Marie, April, and the boys, and April came to VA to see Carol and John Welch as well. My ex-husband and two kids attended April's funeral and I wish I could have been there too. My heart goes out to the family and I am simply saddened by the loss of April. Even though I hadn't spoken with her in years, I remember her visits to VA like they were yesterday and am happy that the image in my head of her is a beautiful smile and a bright future. However, some worthless, heartless piece of crap human being ripped that away from her and I hope to God he/she/they get caught and are brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law. Richwood is a very small town and I find it unacceptable that there aren't any suspects in custody at this point in time. Someone knows who did this, aside from the actual killers. It would seem to me that it was someone who knew them, given the horrific way in which they were killed. It's very hard reading through these postings and hearing April's name tarnished. My heart goes out to Rose Marie and I hope that she can find the strength to keep going so she can continue to be the wonderful mother she is to her boys, as they really need her now too. Please send Rose Marie my love and a big hug too. When I have some money I do intend to contribute to the fund. Like I said, someone must know who did it and the money would probably intice them to talk, unless they too fear for their life.

Thank you for all of the kind words about April, it was nice to hear what she has been doing for the past 10 years.........
Julie

United States

#36 Jun 27, 2007
I just want to say to Rose I'm really sorry for ur loss...Me and April was very good friends every since grade school..We hung out together through the years..We would stay over at each others house we had our good times and our bad but thats what kids do..She is very truly missed:( My daughter askes me all kinds of ?'s now about my chilhood and I have always told her about April how good of a friend she was/is ...She is in my memorys and she is in my heart. I pray they find the person/persons who did this terrible crime.
Rose if u need anything or Just want to talk I'm Just a call away .. I'm truly sorry for u and ur family I'm not sure what all to say ...And i wasn't the day at the funeral but i was there but i couldn't stay long:( may god be with u and ur family...

Since: Jun 07

Normantown, WV

#37 Jun 28, 2007
Just wanted let everyone know Rose came down and I let her read all the post, the good and the bad. And she did read them all. And Cathy, she oh my, thats Uncle Johns sons ex wife, she was really tickled to death to read your post. She wants to come back when more post are put on, I really think it helps her to know how people remember April and the good things everyone or almost everyone says about her, and the things you say to Rose herself. She really loves reading and knowing people like you guys do really care. Thanks for making her feel better.
Tattoocath-Virgi nia

United States

#38 Jun 29, 2007
kalij wrote:
Just wanted let everyone know Rose came down and I let her read all the post, the good and the bad. And she did read them all. And Cathy, she oh my, thats Uncle Johns sons ex wife, she was really tickled to death to read your post. She wants to come back when more post are put on, I really think it helps her to know how people remember April and the good things everyone or almost everyone says about her, and the things you say to Rose herself. She really loves reading and knowing people like you guys do really care. Thanks for making her feel better.
I'm so glad Rose Marie remembered me. Please tell her to "just keep swimming"....... I know there are no words that will offer her comfort right now but just know that all of us that met April, loved her, and that is a reflection of the wonderful job Rose Marie did as her mother. We will all see April again one day and it was her time to go for whatever reason. Now her family is left with the void. Try to focus not on your loss but on all that you gained by having her in your life.....she touched each of us in a different way. Please keep on top of the police and their investigation. The must be held accountable to doing their jobs and finding her murderer...... Big hugs to Rose Marie. And thank you Kali J.....
fYI

United States

#39 Jun 29, 2007
kalij wrote:
Just wanted let everyone know Rose came down and I let her read all the post, the good and the bad. And she did read them all. And Cathy, she oh my, thats Uncle Johns sons ex wife, she was really tickled to death to read your post. She wants to come back when more post are put on, I really think it helps her to know how people remember April and the good things everyone or almost everyone says about her, and the things you say to Rose herself. She really loves reading and knowing people like you guys do really care. Thanks for making her feel better.
You and Rose are blessed to have each other as friends. Thank you for looking after her. Rose, our kids were in the hospital together years ago so now you know who I am. I think so much of you and appreciate Danny for being there for you as I know he is suffering too, as is all your family. Please know I think about you often. God Bless You and comfort you. I would love to come over if it would be OK.
anita

Two Rivers, WI

#40 Jul 2, 2007
Bob wrote:
I do not condone the use of drugs and if these 2 people that were murdered at Nettie were quilty of dealing in drugs, I do not feel the least bit sorry for them.
If it was a drug deal that went bad, tough luck, if you play with fire your going to get burnt.
There is a candy flavored Meth out now and the drugies are giving it to grade school kids and getting them hooked.
My kids are grown now and never used drugs, I also have a grandchild in grade school that we are very proud of.
I see a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildern because the parents are to lazy to work or are on drugs.
Sorry, I got on the soap box, but I hope God helps the person that I catch giving kids drugs because I would kill them..
i hope and pray this happens to someone in your family. bacause that was my family that was killed and i do not like what you had to say. it burns me up for you to have said that with out knowing what really went on there.

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