KINGWOOD, W.Va. — A Preston County woman is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail for allegedly shooting and killing her husband.
State Police said the body of Matthew Knotts was found in the couple’s home in Bruceton Mills on Tuesday. The body was reportedly hidden in a bathroom under clothes and other household items.
The accused is Nicole Knotts, 23, who is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a body.
Matthew Knotts was reported missing on Monday. He had not been to work in weeks and his mother said she had not been able to reach him since March 7.
Originally, Nicole Knotts had claimed Matthew left the area with a girlfriend.
The investigation was continuing Wednesday.