There's been a tragic turn of events in the mysterious case of the injured security guard outside Morristown Pharmacy and Home Care.
Officials say that man has died apparently of the severe injuries he suffered on the job, late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.
The Belmont County Sheriff's Department is determined to unravel the complex threads of this case.
Unofficial sources have said it was "a ghastly scene" on the driveway at Morristown Pharmacy and Home Care.
And authorities confirm that the security guard, 42-year-old Wilbur "Chuck" Kirk Jr. of Barnesville has died.
But thanks to forensic medicine, this employee of McKeen Security may tell authorities more in death than he could in life.
"There's an autopsy being done in West Virginia," said Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas. "From there, it's really going to give us more input in investigating the facts from the pathologist and then we're going to go from there. But we're staying on this, devoting all our time to this, to come to a determination of what happened."
Officials say Kirk was not shot, and the pharmacy was not broken into or robbed.
And unofficial sources say Kirk was not shot, and the pharmacy was not broken into and not robbed.
Unofficial sources say Kirk himself was not robbed; nothing was missing from his pockets.
All along, authorities have said this could even be a case of a medical emergency rather than an assault.
Sources say that surveillance video is being examined.