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Missing woman found dead/boyfriend arrested

William Cody William Cody
Santanea Byers Santanea Byers

Oak Hill, W.Va.---A local man is arrested for murder, leads police to the body. 

William Cody, 63, of Fayetteville is charged with the first degree murder of Santanea Byers, 24, of Scarbro. 

Police say Byers was reported missing on Monday by her mother Dawn Miller. She told police her daughter was last seen on June 17 with Cody, Santanea Byers' on-again/off-again boyfriend. 

On Tuesday, Cody voluntarily came to the West Virginia State Police in Oak Hill for questioning. Investigators say he admitted to killing Byers and disposing her remains in an outbuilding on Blaketown Road in Oak Hill. 

A search warrant was obtained and officers found the remains of a female inside. The body was sent to the State Medical Examiners Office in Charleston for identification.  

Cody is being held without bond.

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