SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A Nicholas County woman will be charged with two counts of illegally disposing of a dead body when she is released from the hospital following a suicide attempt.
Nicholas County prosecuting attorney P.K. Milam said Wanda Faye Kiser, 61, was still hospitalized on Monday morning.
Once Milam is treated for an attempted drug overdose, “She will be arrested on these new charges, here in West Virginia, which are peanuts compared to what she’s looking for in Alabama,” said Milam.
He said Kiser attempted suicide after warrants were issued for her arrest last week following the discovery of the skeletal remains of two people, with financial identification data, at a storage unit off Route 19 in Summersville.
The bodies are believed to be those of Mary Cobb, 105, and her daughter, Wynona Delvecchio, 84. Officials with the state Medical Examiner’s Office are working to confirm the identity of the bodies.
Alabama investigators said Kiser was last seen checking the two out of a nursing home in 2002. The two women have not been seen since then, but Kiser allegedly continued to cash their Social Security checks.
That is why she has been charged with 17 counts of forgery in Alabama. Kiser has fought extradition.
Milam said Kiser first moved to Wheeling with her son and husband, who went to work in coal mines, before moving to Summersville. “They’ve been living her for quite a while,” he said. “No one really knew them in the community … but people are really starting to figure out who they are now.”
Milam was a guest on Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”