Arrest Made in Murder of Christina Terry - Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Arrest Made in Murder of Christina Terry

UPDATE Wednesday Oct. 12 4:16 p.m. The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department have arrested a Morgantown man in connection with Christina Terry's murder. Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin Utter, 38, Wednesday and charged him with first degree murder. During the investigation, the Monongalia County sheriff's office detective unit found that Utter and an employee of Novichenks II Bar on Cheat Road assisted Terry to her white car in the parking lot and drove away with her. The car was later found burned in Canyon Community on Canyon School road. Utter admitted to detectives that he drove Terry's car from Novichenk's and went to a house in Canyon Community near where the burned vehicle was located. The individual from the home in Canyon was interviewed and stated that Utter arrived at around three o'clock that morning and asked to borrow a lighter and left. He returned and stayed until he was picked up for work at eight o'clock Thursday morning. Utter confessed to this individual that he may have killed a girl near Baker's Ridge Road. He was arraigned today and there wasn't a bond amount set by Magistrate Mullins. He is currently in the North Central Regional Jail. UPDATE Sunday Oct. 9 1:08 p.m. The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department says they may have information on Christina Terry's murder. The Sheriffs Department has reason to believe the man seen in this surveillance image may have important information in the investigation of Terry's death. Terry's body was found on Thursday afternoon near University High School. Cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner as blunt force trauma to the head and torso. Anyone with information on this man, or who saw Terry Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning is asked to call the Sheriff's Detective Office at 304-291-7218. You may remain anonymous.
UPDATE Friday Oct. 7 6:28 p.m. Monnogalia County Sheriff's Department has identified the female body found near University High School. The body of Christine Nicole Terry, 33, of Fairmont was found around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Her death has been ruled a homicide and the State Medical Examiners Office determined that cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and torso. The investigation has found that Terry visited at least two local bars between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday. She was seen at Bugsy's on Pt. Marion road and Novichenk’s on Cheat Road Investigators are asking for information from anyone who may have been at those locations or saw Terry during that time frame. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office Detective Unit at 304-291-7218 and ask for First Sergeant Pete Tennant.
Detectives have released that the female is between 20-40 years old. The body has been transported to the morgue for fingerprints that will be sent to the F.B.I. If the female's fingerprints are in the system, she would be identified quickly and the family notified. Sheriff Kisner said he does not believe the body has been at that location for more than a couple days. Investigators are looking into missing persons files to see if there are any matches, but have no leads at this time.
Sheriff Kisner confirmed that the body is an unidentified female. Kisner said it is not that the body is unidentifiable, but that the female had no identification on her. Fingerprints will be taken at the morgue to identify the body. He also said it does not appear to be a suicide.
Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner has confirmed a body has been found off Bakers Ridge Road in Morgantown. He said it was discovered by two gas company employees while they were doing well inspections on an old tram road just past University High School Thursday just after 1 p.m. Kisner said they aren't sure how long the body has been there or its condition. Kisner also said they aren't sure of the identity or gender of the body. The crime scene unit has been called in and detectives are on scene. The medical examiner is also on scene. The gas company workers disrupted the gas line, which caused University High School to evacuate as a precaution. Kisner said there will be more information released as soon as it becomes available.