Paramedics, EMTs, police and firefighters had been searching the Guyandotte River for the body of Charles David Milon, 56, of Yolyn, when he was recovered Tuesday morning.
Howard Knam of the Rum Creek Crime Watch confirmed that his nephew, Milum, was a crime victim who suffered a horrendous beating in early October in the Crystal Block area of Route 44.
"It wasn't just a beating. They had also dragged him with a car. Nobody arrested followign the incident, but people have to have known about it," Knam told The Logan Banner yesterday. "David was not a violent person. He supported himself. He cooked at PRIDE in Logan for a number of years. He wasn't a bother to anybody."
Knam said that Milon's family is upset over the beating and would like to see the perpetrators charged with complicity for the injuries which lead Milon to be placed in the home.
"He was horribly beaten and didn't really recover," Knam explained.
If anybody knows about the beating incident, which took place early in October, they are asked to contact the Logan County Sheriff's Office at 304-792-8590.
Following the brutal beating, the victim was in the hospital prior to being placed in a skilled nursing facility where he was recovering from the severe injuries and undergoing rehabilitation therapy.
"He spent two weeks in intensive care before he was in the nursing home. He was in the nursing home less than a week, when he wound up outside the home," Knam said, adding that his nephew had to relearn many basic skills following the attack and wondered how he could have wound up so far from the nursing home the night he went missing. "They were teaching him to walk at the nursing home," hesaid.