UPDATE: McDowell County man charged with wife’s murder

On April 1, 2016, deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office received a call in the English/Bartley about a woman, Rebecca Wood, who was missing for several days and that her husband, Woody Wood Jr., was a person of interest. 

Woody Wood was found during the late morning on Saturday, April 2.  Deputies were able to get a search warrant for their home, and found Rebecca Wood’s body buried in the basement.  With the assistance of the West Virginia State Police mobile forensics team, Investigators were able to determine that Rebecca Wood had been shot in the head.

Woody Wood was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.  He was arraigned on Saturday night and is being held without bond.  He was being held in the McDowell County Holding Unit until he can be transferred to a West Virginia Regional Jail.