Woman charged in death of man decapitated in West Virginia
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged in the death of a West Virginia man who was decapitated, authorities said Monday.
Media outlets report 29-year-old Bo White’s body was found April 1 in his home in the Lerona area and his head was found in some woods.
Court documents released Monday show 41-year-old Roena Cheryl Mills of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was charged with second-degree murder.
According to a criminal complaint, Mills had been in the woods, was covered in blood and had a pocket knife in her pants when she arrived at another residence. The homeowners called authorities after they offered to give her a ride and she refused to leave the property.
The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff’s deputy a false identify and claimed she had been thrown through a glass door but wouldn’t disclose her attacker.
While Mills was being taken for questioning, she told the deputy, “you have to take me back and let me get my heads,” the complaint said.
Mills was wearing a glove on her left hand, and a matching glove was found in White’s bedroom. Both gloves were covered in blood.
Investigators said Mills and White knew each other. Prosecutor George Sitler did not disclose a possible motive and said it’s unclear how White died. An autopsy is pending.
“We do not know if he was killed by the beheading or if he expired before that,” Sitler said.
Mills was being held on in the Southern Regional Jail. Her cash-only bond is set at $210,000. Jail records don’t indicate whether she has an attorney.