According to a recent statement made by the Summersville Police Department, a 65-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for strangling a woman and hiding her lifeless body in a refrigerator. The man’s gruesome murder has been discovered by a state trooper who went to the man’s home in order to investigate the location where the woman was last seen.
David Allen Geier, a 65-year-old Nicholas County was recently arrested by the West Virginia authorities after a state trooper discovered a boy hidden in Geier’s refrigerator. According to the man’s affidavit, the West Virginian authorities were pursuing some leads in the case of a woman who vanished without a trace several weeks ago.
It would appear that the woman’s last known location was at Geier’s Nicholas County house. On Thursday, a state trooper was dispatched to the man’s house in order to investigate. Upon arriving there, the state trooper was greeted by Geier who told him that he hasn’t seen the woman, later identified as Teresa Gwinn, for at least a couple of weeks.
The state trooper entered the man’s house and began searching the premises. However, upon opening the refrigerator, the state trooper was greeted by a foul smell. Upon a closer examination, he discovered a partially decomposed human body inside the refrigerator. Geier was taken into custody without any incidents.
During his police interview, the West Virginia man admitted that, several weeks ago, he and Gwinn, presumably his girlfriend, had a falling-out. Geier told the investigators that, at one point, when the conversation got heated, he simply lost his wits, assaulted Gwinn and strangled her.
After realizing what he’s done, he hid the body inside the refrigerator, hoping that no one will find her there. Furthermore, according to the timeline piece together from the man’s interview and the evidence found at Geier’s house, it would seem that the murder took place on the 23rd of March. The coroner’s report confirms the woman’s time and cause of death.
For his deed, David Allen Geier of West Virginia was charged with aggravated assault and first-degree murder and sent to the Central Regional Jail. According to the authorities, Geier will remain incarcerated until Friday, when he will be trialed. If he’s found guilty, Geier might get the capital punishment or spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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