KEYSER - Preliminary results from testing performed on the body of 31-year-old Ashby Doman, discovered on the morning of June 13 in Keyser's West End, have been inconclusive, according to Keyser Police chief Tom Golden.

By Liz Beavers

lbeavers@newstribune.info

Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER - Preliminary results from testing performed on the body of 31-year-old Ashby Doman, discovered on the morning of June 13 in Keyser’s West End, have been inconclusive, according to Keyser Police chief Tom Golden.

Golden said the Keyser City Police are continuing to interview numerous persons in connection with the case while they await final results of the toxicology and forensics tests and the autopsy.

“Everything is coming back inconclusive,” he said Tuesday, noting that he has been told it could take “up to a year” to receive some of the lab results.

In the meantime, as rumors continue to brew on social media, Golden says he wants to assure the residents of Keyser that there is no danger to the public.

“The community is in no danger whatsoever; this was an isolated case,” he said.

Acknowledging that social media was rampant with all kinds of rumors and the police were therefore being bombarded with bits and pieces of information shortly after the grisly discovery at the intersection of West Piedmont and North E streets, Golden said “Now that that has settled down,” the police have been able to focus on some credible leads.

Golden did confirm that he believes drugs were involved in the case and although there was a stab wound, “He could have even stabbed himself.”

West Virginia State Police, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department, and Potomac State College Campus Police are assisting with the investigation.