DAILYKENN.com -- Jessica Berry is dead.
The 33-year-old was last seen July 18 and reported missing July 24.
Police uncovered the remains of a woman they suspect is Berry.
Arrested is Richard Hurt. Hurt is black. Berry was white.
According to wsaz.com:
West Virginia State Police have charged Richard Hurt, 47, of Gallipolis, Ohio, with concealment of a deceased human body.Please report typos...
Hurt was arrested Sunday and is being held in the Western Regional Jail.
According to the criminal complaint, State Police went to a house on Abby Lane Saturday evening after getting a complaint about possible human remains on the property.
Once troopers arrived there, they say they found human remains in a shallow grave.
The homeowner told troopers Hurt had recently done some work in the area where the remains were found.
Sunday morning, Hurt was located during a traffic stop.
According to the complaint, Hurt then confessed during an interview that the victim, a woman, had died of a drug overdose. He said he then dismembered her body with a saw, put the parts in trash bags.
He says he then took the bags to the property on Abby Lane, where he put them in a shallow grave that was covered with dirt and rubble.
The complaint does not say where or when the woman died.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning tells WSAZ that Hurt is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Jessica Berry.
Browning also says that more arrests and charges could follow in the case.
Thursday, WSAZ reported that Berry was last seen July 18. She was reported missing July 24.
Berry is 33 years old, 5'4" tall, weighs about 120 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Deputies said she has a history of drug use.
Sunday night, Browning told WSAZ that its, "more probable than not" that the remains belong to a missing person out of Gallia County.
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