Man’s death by gunshot ruled a homicide

The gunshot death of a 42-year-old man Front Royal has been ruled a homicide by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the victim as Simon Jefferson Funk Jr. of Front Royal.

Funk was found dead from a gunshot wound in the early morning hours today in a wooded area in the 700 block of Kildare Drive in Warren County.

“We are conducting an investigation relative to a homicide,” said Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron.

McEathron said the Sheriff’s Office has arrested someone he described as a “person of interest” on charges unrelated to Funk’s death.

Anyone with information about Funk’s death is asked to contact Sgt. Phillip Henry with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 540-635-7100.