POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. — A man is in custody in connection to the death of a woman in Pocahontas County.

Police said they were responding to a DOA complaint in the area of Arbovale, West Virginia on Sunday, March 17. Officers found a deceased woman, later identified as Monica Jo Moore, “lying upside down in the fetal position in the passenger seat of a 2021 Jeep Cherokee.”

Witnesses told police that Randall “Joel” Moore showed up at around 6:00 a.m. “covered in blood.” He allegedly told family members that “Monica Moore was dead” and he “needed help cleaning stuff up.”

EMS arrived on scene and had pronounced Monica Moore dead at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Officers said they observed blood patterns from the vehicle and injuries to Randall Moore’s hands.

After obtaining a search warrant for the home Monica Moore was found close to, officers noticed multiple pieces of broken glass from a jug. Investigators said the the broken glass was consistent with the facial injuries on Monica Moore and Randall Moore’s hand injuries.

Randall Moore is now at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail without bond.