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    WV - Cabell Co., Skeletal remains in remote area, Oct'12 - Michael Rigdon

    A resident of Wire Branch Road was surveying property behind just before noon Sunday when he found what he believed was a human skull
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    Sheriff's deputies in Cabell County say human skeletal remains were found off Wire Branch Road in Ona. A family called police after making the unexpected uncovering.

    ...

    It's unclear how long the remains have been there, but investigators suspect quite some time.

    Sheriff Tom McComas tells WSAZ.com no missing people have been reported recently. However, they're treating this like a worst-case scenario, even calling in FBI investigators.
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    http://www.wsaz.com/breaking/home/Hu...175154751.html
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    Connie Klomp is missing from nearby Huntington WV.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/15573/0

    ... So is Samantha Burns

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._samantha.html

    ... and Laura Etta King:

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/king_laura.html

    ... and Jason Scott Atkins

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/adkins_jason.html
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    Search moves to evaluation period

    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...luation-period

    October 24, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
    CURTIS JOHNSON
    The Herald-Dispatch

    HUNTINGTON -- The effort to identify and explain human remains found this past weekend in Ona has moved from one of recovery to evaluation, said Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas.

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    This is pretty much the middle of nowhere: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Wire+...25545&t=m&z=11
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    This is pretty much the middle of nowhere: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Wire+...25545&t=m&z=11
    When I did investigations for the Census Bureau, their employees told me there were spots so rural and inaccessible in W. Virginia that they sometimes had to ride mules or ATV's to access some "homes."

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    There was a driver's license found with the remains.

    According to a release from the Cabell County Sheriff's Department, Michael Whittier Rigdon's West Virginia driver's license was found near the human remains in Ona.
    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/H...175154751.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ualaw99 View Post
    When I did investigations for the Census Bureau, their employees told me there were spots so rural and inaccessible in W. Virginia that they sometimes had to ride mules or ATV's to access some "homes."
    This is close to where I used to live in WV, and Ona isn't that rural. on outskirts of Huntington.

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    So has Michael Whittier Rigdon been reported missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood146 View Post
    So has Michael Whittier Rigdon been reported missing?
    Not that I'm aware of!

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    Since we don't know the gender of the remains and how long it been there before it was recently found, there are two other missing persons from the tri state area that I'm aware of.

    Janet Jolene Stephens Brown from Ashland, Kentucky went missing in October 2009.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...own_janet.html


    Dixie Barker from Ashland, Kentucky went missing in February 1983.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/barker_dixie.html
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    I did some searching online, and I am pretty confident that the body is the same as the driver's license. I don't want to post details here as they are against WS policy, but all signs point to it being him.

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    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...eletal-remains

    McComas said investigators have reached out to Rigdon's family. They were unsure of his whereabouts and as to why his identification would have been found in proximity to the human remains.

    The sheriff confirmed that others lived at Rigdon's listed address in Ona. He declined comment when asked to disclose a specific address and the relationship those living at the residence had with Rigdon.

    "We in law enforcement as well would wonder why somebody didn't report him missing, if in fact he is missing," McComas said. "Based upon some information we have obtained, he potentially had lived at another location or two. That's why we're not being specific."

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    Smithsonian asked to help ID remains

    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...elp-ID-remains
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    UPDATE: Investigation Continues into Ona Human Remains

    http://www.wsaz.com/news/wvnews/head...175154751.html

    UPDATE 11/19/12 @ 10:40 p.m.

    ONA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An investigation into human remains found last month off Wire Branch Road in Ona continues.

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    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...nd-near-Lesage

    January 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
    LACIE PIERSON
    The Herald-Dispatch

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    In November, experts from the Smithsonian Institution based in Washington, D.C., visited the area to assist in identifying skeletal remains found on a property along Wire Branch Road in Ona.

    The sheriff said there were no new leads on that case as of Friday.

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