UPDATE: 4/11/2018 @ 12:10 p.m.

A Wyoming County man is sentenced to life with no mercy for the murder of Theresa Ford.

Oscar Combs Sr. was sentenced on first degree murder on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Wyoming County. 

Ford went missing in Matoaka in 20-13. Her body was found in a shallow grave on Combs’ property in April 2014. 

Combs Senior and his son are already serving life sentences for the 20-11 murder of James Bo Butler.

UPDATE: 9/29/2017 @ 5:30 

A jury has found Oscar Combs Senior guilty of first degree murder in connection to the death of Teresa Ford who went missing in Matoaka in 2013. 

According to Wyoming County’s Prosecutor, Mike Cochrane, the verdict came in Friday evening. 

Teresa Ford’s body was found in a shallow grave on Combs’ property in April 2014.  He is already serving a life sentence for the murder of James “Bo” Butler in 2011.

Combs will be sentenced on a later date.  


The trial of a Wyoming County man accused of murder gets under way in Pineville, WV on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.  Oscar Combs Sr. is accused of murder in connection with the death of Teresa Ford who went missing from Matoaka, WV in 2013.  Combs was indicted for her murder in May.

Jury selection in the trial began on Monday morning.  That was expected to be followed by opening statements once the jury was seated.  

Teresa Ford’s body was found in a shallow grave on Combs’ property in April 2014.  He is already serving a life sentence for the murder of James “Bo” Butler in 2011.