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.
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.