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UPDATE: Man sentenced to 15 years for killing woman and hiding her body in refrigerator

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Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM EDT
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ORIGINAL STORY 4/24/18 @ 10:20 a.m.

A man, convicted of killing a woman and hiding her body in a refrigerator, will spend the next 15 years behind bars.

David Geier was sentenced in Nicholas County Tuesday morning to 15 years in prison.

Geier was previously convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Teresa Gwinn, who was from Richwood.

West Virginia State Police found her body hidden in a refrigerator and investigators say Geier put her in there after killing her.

They found her body after following up on a missing person complaint.

Geier admitted to troopers that he strangled Gwinn during a fight.


UPDATE 9/26/17 @ 10:15 a.m.

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been indicted on a murder after the body of a missing woman was found in a refrigerator.

David Geier has been indicted on a murder charge, according to Nicholas County Sheriff William Nunley.

Troopers found the body in April at a home in Richwood while following up on a missing person complaint.

The victim, identified as Teresa Gwinn was found in a "refrigerator in the far end of the residence."

According to troopers, the man staying there admitted to strangling Gwinn during a fight on March 23.


ORIGINAL STORY 4/7/17

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- A Nicholas County man is charged with murder after police find the body of a missing woman stuffed in a refrigerator.

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police made the discovery on Thursday at a home in Richwood while following up on a missing person complaint.

The victim, identified as Teresa Gwinn was found in a "refrigerator in the far end of the residence."

According to troopers, the man staying there admitted to strangling Gwinn during a fight on March 23.

David Allen Geier, 65, is charged with first degree murder. He is currently being held in Central Regional Jail.