Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 10, 2014

Manhunt underway for murder suspect who is at large in Bluefield area

BLUEFIELD —  A Bluefield man charged with first-degree murder in connection with his infant son’s death is now at large, according to Bluefield Police Department Detective K.L. Adams.

Cassidy Byrd, 23, of Bluefield, is charged in connection with the death of his infant son Ethan Byrd, Adams said. The infant died on April 5.

“We did not rule it as a homicide at first, but the medical examiner has confirmed that the infant was beaten to death. The baby had a fractured skull, fractured legs, fractured collarbone and multiple bruises,” Adams said.

Police have obtained a warrant for Byrd and are actively searching for him.

“I would definitely take any tips on his location,” Adams said. “Call the Bluefield Police station at 327-6101,”

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