FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va. – Investigators say the human remains found buried under a large rock may be that of a West Virginia woman missing since 1979.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that someone who was looking for arrowheads in the Kanawha Falls area on Tuesday afternoon found a human skull in the place.
Based on the fact that the bones seem to be between 30 and 40 years old, Captain Jim says Sizemore the remains belong to Sue Roop, a mother who disappeared 37 years ago.
Sizemore says the connection with Roop is currently only a ‘wild guess’, but Roop is the only person from the area who are missing in that period.
Medical researchers work to determine the victim’s identity and cause of death.