Woman charged with 1st-degree murder after body found in trash bag at her home


UPDATE (3:54 p.m. on Wednesday): Carrie Nicole Ramey’s preliminary hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 22, 2021 in the Wayne County Magistrate Court. Magistrate David Ferguson will preside.

Ramey is currently being held without bond in the Western Regional Jail.

WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—According to court documents, on Tuesday at around 9:00 a.m., Wayne and Cabell County troopers were dispatched by South Charleston Communications to investigate a deceased body found on Berry Branch Drive in Branchland, West Virginia (off of Racoon Creek Road).

The body was identified as Tina Adkins, a woman who was reported missing from the location the day before. Her body was found by her family concealed in a trash bag at the residence of Carrie Nicole Ramey.

Ramey confessed to murdering the victim and hiding her body inside of her residence. She has been charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a deceased human body.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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