ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Investigators said a woman found dead in her home this week was murdered.
Autopsy results on the body of St. Albans resident Nancy Lynch revealed she died of stab wounds. The 66-year-old Lynch was found dead in her home Monday when friends who hadn’t heard from her in several days went to the home to check on her.
Police could not immediately determine how long she had been dead.
The investigation revealed several items missing from Lynch’s home, including jewelry. The jewelry was found at an area pawn shop where it had been sold by Megan Hughes, 27, of St. Albans.
Authorities said two cars belonging to Lynch also were missing from her home. One vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Camry, was found Wednesday morning in Charleston being driven by Timothy Shafer, 28, of St. Albans. Police said he was accompanied by Hughes, and the two are romantically involved.
The second car, a 1991 Toyota Camry, was found in the Sissonville area.
Hughes was charged with transferring and receiving stolen property in connection with the jewelry. Shafer was charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle over the car.
As the investigation into Lynch’s murder continued, investigators have asked anyone with information about the crime to contact St. Albans police.