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The body of West Virginia teen, 15, found in the mountain area; mother’s boyfriend arrested

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A West Virginia man was arrested in connection with the death of the 15-year-old Riley Crossman after police discovered her “dissolved body” in a rural mountainous area Thursday morning.

Andy J. McCauley, Jr., 46, was arrested shortly after the search teams found the remains of his girlfriend, the daughter who was first reported missing after she failed to appear at school on 8 May, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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McCauley had allegedly in the holes for a few days before his arrest and was a suspect “since day one,” Fox 8 reported.

A West Virginia man was arrested in connection with the death of the 15-year-old Riley Crossman (see photo) after police discovered her “dissolved body” in a rural mountainous area Thursday morning.
(Morgan County Sheriff’s Department)

On Thursday, officers with the West Virginia Natural Resources Police to help law enforcement in their search effort when they discovered that there is a “dissolved body” in the 5500 block of Tuscarora Pike in Berkeley County.

Officials described the area where the body was found as a “rural mountain road section of the Tuscarora Pike in the vicinity of the top of the mountain.” The body was placed on top of a dike.

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The police pending an official autopsy report for a positive identification, but a statement from the sheriff’s office said that the researchers believe that this is the body of Riley Crossman.”

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