SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A Nicholas County woman is now charged with hiding two bodies in a storage unit off Route 19 in Summersville.
On Thursday afternoon, State Police arrested Wanda Faye Kiser, 61, on two felony counts of concealing a deceased human body. Her arrest came after her release from the hospital where she had been treated since attempting to take her own life through a drug overdose.
Warrants were issued for Kiser’s arrest last week following the discovery of the skeletal remains of two people, with financial identification data, at that storage unit.
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 were still working to confirm the identity of the bodies on Thursday.
Alabama investigators said Kiser was last seen checking the two out of a nursing home back in 2002. The two women have not been seen since then, but Kiser has allegedly continued to cash their Social Security checks even after moving to Wheeling and then Nicholas County.
She has already been serving time on home confinement for fraud charges and is facing 17 additional counts of forgery in Alabama.
Kiser had been fighting extradition.