BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The case of the man accused of murdering a 15-year-old Morgan County girl will now move to a grand jury.
Following a hearing Wednesday in Morgan County Magistrate Court, investigators detailed the timeline and clues that led them to charge Andy McCauley Jr, 41, with the murder of Riley Crossman..
Riley was last seen on May 7. According to Wednesday’s hearing, Riley’s mother did not realize she was missing until the following day, as the woman had left the night before for work.
According to obtained evidence, Riley texted her boyfriend on the night of her disappearance that McCauley was in her bedroom.
“I’m scared,” Riley also said.
Natural Resources Police found Riley’s body on an embankment near Tuscarora Pike in Berkeley County on May 16th. Drywall mud found in the bed of McCauley’s truck was similar to the drywall mud found on leaves, trees and Riley’s body. Authorities also found screws lying on a nearby road that were similar to screws found in the truck, a home where McCauley was working and on McCauley himself.
Colin McLaughlin contributed to this report.