Remains Found in W.Va. Could be Tied to Alabama Cold Case

By: WSAZ News Staff, WVTM & AP Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, WVTM & AP Email

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ & AP) - West Virginia State Police say they're working with Alabama authorities to investigate the discovery of two sets of human remains found in a storage locker.

Sgt. Ron Lilly with the West Virginia State Police says the owner of the Stor-All rental storage facility outside Summerville contacted his detachment Wednesday afternoon when he found the door to one unit unsecured and looked inside.

He called troopers to determine whether a leg was animal or human.

Lilly says there was no doubt it was human.

WVTM TV in Alabama says the case could be connected to a missing persons case from Jasper, Alabama, from 2002.

That's when 105-year-old Mary Cobb and her 85-year-old daughter, Wynona Delvecchio, went missing from a nursing home.

Sgt. Lilly says they have a person of interest, but that person has not been charged.

He would not provide either a name or the person's gender Friday morning, but said he may have more details later in the day.

The West Virginia Medical Examiner's office is working to identify the bodies and causes of death.

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