Jasper cold case suspect makes court appearance in West Virginia

(WIAT-CBS42)
(WIAT-CBS42)

WEST VIRGINIA (WIAT) – Wanda Kiser,who is faces two counts of concealing dead bodies in connection with the disappearance of two Jasper woman, appeared in court for a hearing in West Virginia on Wednesday.

According to the district attorney’s office, sufficient evidence was found for Kiser’s case in West Virginia to be bound over to a grand jury.

An arraignment hearing has been set for Friday at noon on the West Virginia governor’s warrant for extradition in relation to the charges Kiser still faces in Alabama.

A judge will determine an extradition date for Kiser at the hearing.

Kiser is a suspect in the disappearance of Mary Cobb and Wynona Delvecchio, two Jasper women who were last seen in 2002.

She was initially arrested in July on forgery charges. Kiser allegedly forged documents in both 104-year-old Mary Cobb’s name and her 83-year-old daughter Wynona Delvecchio to collect their benefits.

Cobb received a monthly check from her late husband’s railroad retirement system and her daughter received alimony.

In 2012, police found a human skull in the crawl space of the house where the two women were last seen alive.

On Aug. 15, Kiser was arrested on additional charges after the remains of two bodies believed to belong to the two missing women were found inside a storage unit in West Virginia.

Kiser was taken to the hospital after reportedly swallowing a large amount of pills just before being arrested.

She was later released and taken back to the Nicholas County Jail in Summersville where her bond has been set at $50,000.

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair says a judge has already set Kiser’s bond at $500,000 when she extradited to Alabama, thus making it unlikely she will go free while waiting to be tried.

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