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Sheriff: W.Va. man admits to killing wife, hiding body

September 6, 2019 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has confessed to killing his missing wife and burying her body in a remote area.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that 40-year-old James Kiser has been charged with first-degree murder.

Officials say Kiser killed Crystal Dawn Kiser during an argument at her grandmother’s house in Sissonville. He then took her body to a remote area of Kentuck in Jackson County and buried her in a shallow grave.

She was reported missing on Aug. 11.

The sheriff’s office says Kiser has led detectives to the gravesite and medical examiners will exhume her body.

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Kiser has not yet hired an attorney who could comment on his behalf. Records show he has been jailed.

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