Arrest In Woman's Murder

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

A man from Jackson County, West Virginia, is behind bars, accused of murdering a mother from Cross Lanes.

The body of Kathleen Atkins was found in a remote area of Jackson County over the weekend.

Police say Atkins' body was discovered near frozen camp on Friday.

Sheriff deputies told NewsChannel 3 they arrested Dale O'Neil night Monday night in connection to her death.

Police say he was just released from jail last Tuesday on burglary charges.

He's now back in jail again.

O'Neil is charged with first degree murder.

Police believe O'Neil met Atkins in Charleston after he got out of jail.

O'Neil is also a registered sex offender.

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