UPDATE: Murder charge brought against woman after body found in McDowell County


UPDATE: October 8, 2019, at 11:15 am

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – New details have been released in the case of a body found in the Skygusty area of McDowell County.

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Anna Marie Choudhry was charged with the first-degree murder of John Thomas McGuire.  According to court documents, Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure and Anna Marie Choudhry planned the murder.

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Amanda McClure

McClure was arrested on an unrelated charge of failing to register as a sex offender.  Choudhry is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and concealment of a deceased human body.  McClure is charged with concealment of a deceased human body.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.


WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police have charged three people after the remains of a Minnesota man were found.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County Magistrate Court records show the body found in the Skygusty area was identified as John Thomas McGuire.

Sgt. C.K. McKenzie in Welch says 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure of Chisago City, Minnesota, and 32-year-old Anna Marie Choudhry of Lincoln County were charged with concealment of a deceased human body. McKenzie says a male suspect was arrested on an unrelated charge.

First Sgt. J.K. Cooper says the three suspects are related and that the victim did not have ties to McDowell County.

According to a criminal complaint, McGuire’s death occurred in February. His body was found Sept. 24.

McGuire’s hometown wasn’t immediately known.

*Note* Only Amanda McClure has a mugshot picture available at this time

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