CLAY TOWNSHIP — Authorities are currently seeking a local man who is wanted for questioning following a reported “suspicious” death that occurred Tuesday evening in Gallia County.
According to a release issued by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office late Wednesday morning, David Dwayne Brewster, 43, is wanted in connection with the death of Daniel Lee Day, 29, who was found dead at a Clay Chapel Road residence in Clay Township on Tuesday evening.
The Gallia County 911 Dispatch Center reportedly received a call at approximately 9:23 p.m. Tuesday from a Clay Chapel Road resident who reported to dispatchers that she believed her son was dead.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene and, upon arrival, discovered the body of Day deceased inside the home.
Gallia County Coroner Dr. Daniel Whiteley was later dispatched to the scene and agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation were requested to respond to help process the scene.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said Wednesday that Day’s death is being considered “suspicious” and the case remains under investigation.
In addition to Ohio BCI, the sheriff’s office is also being assisted by the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office.
Those with possible information about the case are encouraged to call sheriff’s office dispatchers at (740) 446-1221, or the sheriff’s office anonymous tip-line at (740) 446-6555.
Tuesday’s suspicious death follows the reported homicide of John S. Sheets, 58, at his Wray Road home in Gallia County in early February.
Sheets, whose body was discovered by a deputy performing a well-being check on the victim, was reportedly killed by a gunshot wound.
Joseph D. Plymale, 27, of Bidwell, and Christopher Bowman, 34, of Gallipolis, were both later arrested in relation to this case.
Plymale has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of murder, two counts of theft, aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property, weapons under disability and tampering with evidence. He is being held in the Gallia County Jail under a $2 million, 10 percent bond.
Bowman was also recently charged with complicity to aggravated robbery, complicity to theft of guns, complicity to the theft of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence for his alleged involvement in the homicide.
A $50,000, 10 percent, bond was later posted for Bowman’s release from the county jail.
More information on this latest “suspicious” death will be released as it is made available by investigators.