10 Feb 08
Fire crews searching a fire scene near Waverly found a human body during a Saturday morning search.
Wood County Coroner Mike St. Clair said the body was found around 11 a.m. Saturday. St. Clair and the firefighters were on the scene until 6 p.m.
“We have determined the remains are human and they have been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Charleston,” he said. “It could take 10 days to a month before they are able to identify the body.”
St. Clair said searchers spent the rest of the day sifting through debris on the scene.
The fire occurred Thursday at an abandoned farmhouse on West Virginia 31 near Waverly. The property is owned by Marvin Petty, the father of Judith Petty, who went missing Wednesday evening, according to Parkersburg police.
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