Following the missing of Riley Crossman since May 8, Morgan County Sheriff Department arrested the suspect Andy J. McCauley Jr. on charges of murder on Thursday evening. The 41-year-old West-Virginian man was the boyfriend of Crossman’s mother and had been a suspect from the very beginning.
Yesterday, Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer revealed finding a decomposed body in the 5500 block of Tuscarora Pike in Berkeley County. He said that the body matched Riley’s description and an autopsy report scheduled for Friday, would bring more revelations on its positive identification.
Morgan County Sheriff Department said that as per the statements given by Riley’s mother, her girl did not attend the school last Wednesday and has been missing since then. The 15-year-old girl was last seen at her home in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, on May 8, wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.
The sudden missing of the girl provoked the locals, who were stunned by the news, concerning the safety of their own daughters in the city. A wave of despair emerged amongst the Virginians, who volunteered to find the whereabouts of the girl.
The volunteers lodged various complaints, while the FBI and other organizations like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Internet Crimes against Children Unit, West Virginia State Police, and multiple local agencies from around the state, offered them help. Throughout the search, individual coordinators from various organizations were available to donate foods and drinks to the hundreds of searchers.
Despite continuing their search through K9s, drones, and boats in land, air, and water, the Morgan County Sheriff Department was not able find any specific evidences regarding Riley’s missing until yesterday when they claimed to have found the girl’s body over an embankment in a rural mountain road section.
Murder of their children is an unacceptable situation for all parents. The death of Riley Crossman has placed agony and fear in the Virginian minds. People have their sympathies with Riley’s mother whose sufferings have been doubled as she lost her daughter at the hands of her lover. The Virginian communities are calling for justice for the teenager. They want strict punishment for the murderer so that no such case surface in the future.