CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County woman is accused of killing her mother.

On Monday, deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jessica Woods, 36, on a murder charge for the death of Eva Linda Woods, 59, of St. Albans.

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Jessica Woods of St. Albans was arrested Monday and charged with killing her 59-year-old mother.

The mother was last seen near her St. Albans home on West  Main Street, where Jessica had also reportedly been living recently, back on Friday.

Eva Woods was reported missing on Saturday.

“There were a lot of inconsistencies and the detectives followed some suspicious leads that they had and conducted several more interviews and ultimately executed a few search warrants which lead to the discovery of Eva Woods’ body in a shed on her property,” said Cpl. Brian Humphreys.

The discovery was made on Sunday.

“She had been placed beneath that shed and also a shallow grave had been dug near the body, but the body was not in that shallow grave at the time she was discovered,” said Humphreys.

Jessica Woods was found at the Days Inn Hotel in Kanawha City on Monday morning.  After being interviewed, she was arrested and charged with murder.

On Monday night, she was being held in the South Central Regional Jail and was scheduled to be back in Kanawha County Magistrate Court on March 3 at 1:30 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.

Investigators are still looking into the murder of Woods.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department by calling 304-357-0169 or by submitting tips online at www.kanawhasheriff.us.

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Comments

  • Larry

    This picture may be the most unflattering one ever taken of someone. It should definitely be used in anti-meth campaigns worldwide.

  • Chad T

    It is so sad what the world is coming to. How could anyone kill somebody let alone their own mother. It's pitiful !!!!

  • crazy nate

    My whole tree chipper is still the only real way of dealing with all these pillheaded/pillbillys/druggies/child molesters! I figured it could chip them at the rate of 120-150 per hour, and with current fuel prices, for about $10.00 I could open up 120-150 jail house cells, for the sheriffs/po-po's/ and other people that have been filling the news lately with crimes!!! This is the WIN-WIN!!!

  • kim

    Just to let u all know that is my aunt thats she killed. An the tattoo on her forehead was put back in the day. When she was younger... an linda had several strokes thats y see looks like that. An jessica was hooked on all kinds of drugs. Jessica also bet her mother . It all started after her dad passed a way march 3 2013.. an her kids have to live with out a mother an there farther.. they are 15 an 5...

    • realitycheck

      Don't you think those kids will be better off raised by anyone other than her? I mean even a pack of wolves would treat their young better than a meth head who calls herself a mother. The 15 year old has already seen far too much, but hopefully the younger one can be saved from all that madness.

    • Chad T

      Kim I'm sorry for the passing of ur aunt. My father passed away to and I didn't decide I was gonna start beating my mom up and eventually killing her. No reason for her actions. That woman needs to pay for her actions and in the end she will have to answer to only 1 person. The main 1. JESUS

      • family member

        She needs to be put under the. Jail an never let out... hope she rots in there

  • wvtd

    if a person is still living at home at the age of 36 there are some serious problems with that person that should have been addressed long ago.

    • Larry

      Sadly, it seems like the only solution to the meth/pill head problem is euthanasia, people just don't get off that stuff once they're hooked.

  • IRON HORSE

    WELL JUST TO LOOK AT HER YOU CAN SEE SHE IS A DRUG ADDICT.WHEN YOU ARE A DRUG ADDICT YOU WILL LIE,STEAL & EVEN MURDER ANYONE TO GET YOUR DRUGS.SO SAD SO MANY LIVES DESTROYED & LOST. AMERICA NEEDS TO SET TOUGH LAWS AGAINST DRUGS. JAILS ARE LOADED MOSTLY DUE TO DRUGS. WHY THESE PEOPLE EVER TOUCH OR TAKE DRUGS IS CRAZY TO ME. KNOWING FULL WELL WHAT THE DRUGS HAS DONE TO OTHERS.AMERICA IS IN A STATE OF HOPEFULNESS SO SCREWED UP IN THE LAST 6 YEARS. THERE IS MORE EVIL THAN DRUGS & NO ONE CARES TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES.AMERICA HAS A GREAT SIN PROBLEM. AND THIS COUNTRYS TURNING AWAY FROM GOD WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO DISTRUCTION. ONLY ONE CAN CHANGE THESE ISSUES THAT'S JESUS WHEN HE RETURNS HE WILL MAKE A CHANGE!!!

    • SCOTT

      AMERICA IS IN A STATE OF HOPEFULNESS SO SCREWED UP IN THE LAST 6 YEARS.

      Yes I certainly miss the hopefulness and progress of the 8 years before that.

    • wvtd

      ....as it was in the days of noah...

      • IRON HORSE

        WVTD I AGREE!!

    • Larry

      I agree with you Iron Horse, and I hate to say it, but by the looks of the mother, I'd say there was a distinct possibility she was on them as well, she had a tattoo on her forehead.

  • chasmo

    Okay Voted In Representatives : what in the world is it going to take to STOP THESE SENSELESS MURDERS ?? We are so fed up with these pieces of feces living off our tax money . Isn't it time for a change ?? Certain crimes need the closure " NOW " .

  • jay zoom

    like I said before..WV needs the death penalty. if this woman is convicted of this crime. hang her the next day save the tax payers money.

    • 1louddog

      agree

    • SadWVlady

      The last comment said the death penalty. And i agree, but america, believe it or not, does not give women the death penalty. What do you think about that? I think the punishment should fit the crime no matter what your gender is!

      • SCOTT

        you are wrong


        nice bold statement...earth shattering...but untrue

      • Ann

        There have been 14 women excuted in the US since 1984. As of Jan 2013, 63 women sit on death row.