- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating human skeletal remains found on the property of a Wyoming County man charged with murder in an unrelated case.

Wyoming County prosecutor Mike Cochran says state police troopers found the remains on April 10 during a search of 44-year-old Oscar Ross Combs Sr.’s property in the Bud Mountain area. He says the remains were in a shallow makeshift grave.

Cochran announced the discovery Monday during a news conference in Pineville. He told media outlets that investigators are awaiting a positive identification.

Combs and his son, 21-year-old Oscar Ross Combs Jr., are each charged with first-degree murder in the death of James “Bo” Butler of Summers County. Butler’s body was found in April 2011 over a hillside near the Wyoming-Mercer county line.


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