Man Wanted in N.C. Death Investigation Arrested in Putnam County, W.Va.

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person of interest in a death investigation in North Carolina was arrested along Interstate 64 in Putnam County on Wednesday.

West Virginia State Police say James Michael Burcham,35, was pulled over just after 12:30 p.m. in the Hurricane area.

Burcham was wanted for questioning in connection with a body that was found in Forsyth County, N.C on Monday.

Media reports in North Carolina say the man’s body was found wooded area in Lewisville. The reports say the 28-year old man died the result of a shooting.

Burcham was in custody Wednesday night, awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

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