The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 24, 2013

Suspect is arrested in case of missing women

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

— A Nicholas County woman identified as a person of interest in an Alabama missing persons case was arrested Thursday on charges filed last week after human remains were found in a storage unit rented in her name.

Wanda Faye Kiser, 61, was charged then with two felony counts of illegally concealing a dead body after police discovered the two sets of human remains in a Summersville storage unit. According to the criminal complaint filed in Nicholas County Magistrate Court, Kiser had rented the unit in 2008.

But when State Police arrived to arrest Kiser on the concealment charges, she had taken “a bunch of pills,” and was hospitalized, according to Nicholas County Prosecutor James Milam.

Officials arrested her upon her release.

In Walker County, Ala., officials say they believe the remains are those of 105-year-old Mary Cobb and her daughter, Wynona Delvecchio, 84, who were reported missing in Jasper, Ala., around 2003.