Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 25, 2014

Skeletal remains identified as missing Mercer County woman

MATOAKA —  Officials tell the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the remains of a woman found in a shallow grave near the border of Wyoming and Mercer counties are those of Theresa Ford, 38, of Matoaka, who was last seen on May 16, 2013 in the Hiawatha section of Mercer County.

 Ford was found in a shallow grave on the property of Oscar Ross Combs Sr., 44, of Bud, on April 10 in the Bud Mountain area of Wyoming County, near the border of Mercer County, according to an earlier report by Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Cochran.

On April 11, an anthropologist from the Smithsonian Institute was brought in from Washington to assist with the examination and exhume the skeletal remains, investigators said.


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