Missing woman's husband admits to her murder

By  | 

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man has confessed to killing his wife, who was reported missing last month.

Crystal Kiser, 36, of Kenna, was reported missing on Sunday, August 11th, 2019. She was last seen at her grandmother's house on Lessie Lane near Sissonville.

Her husband, James Kiser has been charged with first degree murder. According to Kanawha County deputies, Kiser confessed to the crime Thursday during an interview. He claimed he killed Crystal during an argument at her grandmother's house, then took the body to a remote location in Jackson County and buried her in a shallow grave.

James led detectives to the location of the shallow grave Friday. Forensic investigators with the Kanawha Bureau of Investigations along with Investigators for the WV State Medical Examiner's Office are exhuming the body.

James Kiser will be arraigned in Jackson County Friday afternoon.