RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. — A man accused of concealing a dead body on his property near Beckley was arrested Tuesday.
According to the sheriff’s office, a report of a missing person from Fayette County led to a search warrant being executed at the home of Jack A. Maddy, 58, in the Raleigh Bottom area, where deputies located the body of a deceased adult male inside a barn adjacent to the house.
Maddy reportedly told authorities the victim lost consciousness in the kitchen while injecting himself with drugs. After unsuccessfully attempting to revive the victim, Maddy said he moved the man’s body to the barn and covered it with blankets and a tarp. He estimated the incident occurred either in late March or in early April.
Maddy was charged with a felony count of concealment of a deceased human body, and is being held at Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
The victim’s identity was not disclosed.