- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

HOT SPRINGS, VA. (AP) - Authorities are searching the mountains of western Virginia for a man suspected of shooting and killing two of his supervisors at a posh resort.

Bath County Sheriff Larry Norfleet says they’re using helicopters, tracking dogs and roadblocks to find suspect Beacher Ferrel Hackney, who fled The Homestead resort after the shootings Saturday night.

Hackney is suspected of shooting Ronnie Stinnett and Dwight Kerr, who worked with him washing dishes, picking up trash and cleaning. The shooting happened in the resort’s kitchen about 8 p.m. when guests were eating dinner.

Authorities say they don’t have a motive for the slayings, but they described Hackney as a loner who didn’t associate with his co-workers.

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