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DA: Remains found in West Va. likely 2 missing Walker Co. women

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Wynona Delvecchio (left photo) and Mary Cobb (red jacket). Source: Jasper Police Wynona Delvecchio (left photo) and Mary Cobb (red jacket). Source: Jasper Police
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair, Jr. (Photo: Sheldon Haygood) Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair, Jr. (Photo: Sheldon Haygood)
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

An 11-year-old mystery in Walker County may finally be solved. The remains of two bodies found in West Virginia are likely those of two elderly women missing since 2002, officials said Thursday.

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced today that a woman named Wanda Kiser was arrested in West Virginia earlier this week after human remains were found in a storage building in Summersville, West Virginia.

The human remains could like Kiser to the disappearance of two Jasper women, 104-year-old Mary Cobb and her daughter, 83-year-old Wynona Delvecchio. The women went missing in 2002.

Kiser has been charged with concealing or aiding and abetting another to conceal a dead body.

"Kiser remains in custody in a West Virgina jail thanks in part to the work of the Jasper police department," Adair said.

In July 2012, a human skull was found beneath the home of Cobb and Delvecchio, prompting the Jasper Police Department to re-open the case. A search of the same home seven years earlier did not turn up anything.

"I am most thankful for the person responsible was not smart enough to get rid of the skeletal remains," Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe said today.

If the skull and remains found in West Virginia match, Kiser could face additional charges. She was previously charged for collecting retirement checks that should have gone to Mrs. Cobb and was forced to pay $10,000 in restitution.

Kiser is currently fighting extradition back to Alabama.

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