Tourists Who Stop At Crash Horrified To Find Mom Dragging Daughter's Body Into Woods: Cops




 

A horrifying and mysterious scene unfolded in West Virginia Sunday, when tourists stumbled upon a car crash only to watch as a driver dragged a limp body into the roadside hills.

Chilled to the core, the couple, who were reportedly in town from New York to attend a bluegrass festival, said they got far more than they'd bargained for as they watched the woman drag the blanket-wrapped body into the woods.

Authorities got a call around 11:20 a.m. from the shocked tourists, which prompted West Virginia State Police to visit the scene near the Virginia border.

Police said they soon found 37-year-old Erica Newsome, along with the body, on an old logging road.

The body was that of Newsome's 11-year-old daughter, police said.

Cops have not released the cause of death but Newsome was arrested on charges of concealing the body of her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer.

"It was obvious that the 11-year-old did not die from injuries from the accident," West Virginia State Police Sgt. Herby Barlow told the Pocahontas Times. "Her injuries were non-motor vehicle injuries."

In her Miranda statement, cops say Newsome told them she had picked her daughter up from her bed and put her in her truck on August 4.

Newsome reportedly told cops that Kaye-lea did not move, eat, drink, speak or use the restroom for two days during the drive from where they lived in Jacksonville, Fla.

Newsome was reportedly en route to where the girl's father and Newsome's estranged husband, Donath Plummerm, lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Speaking to Jacksonville's News 4 Jax, Plummer called his wife an excellent mother and said that she must have "snapped."

Cops, meanwhile, have not made any final determinations.

"It is still a very active investigation," Sgt. Barlow said.

COMMENTS

More Related News

No. 18 West Virginia holds off Pittsburgh 69-60
No. 18 West Virginia holds off Pittsburgh 69-60

Jevon Carter scored 19 points, Daxter Miles Jr. added 15 and No. 18 West Virginia fended off a furious second-half run by Pittsburgh in a 69-60 victory on Saturday night. Lamont West finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (9-1), who have won nine straight following a season-opening

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.