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McDowell County man charged with murder; wife’s body found in basement

WELCH, W.Va. — A man was arrested in McDowell County for allegedly killing his wife and burying her body in his basement.

The body of Rebecca Wood was found in a basement.
The body of Rebecca Wood was found in a basement.

Woody Alfred Wood Jr., 35, was charged with first degree murder Sunday after deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office found the body of Rebecca Wood.

Family members filed a missing person report Friday after Rebecca Wood had not been seen for a couple of days in the English/Bartley area. They said her husband was a person of interest.

He was placed in the McDowell County Holding unit to be arraigned.

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