2018-01-10 / Front Page

Woman charged for concealing body in suspected OD

Crystal Greene, 34, of Berkeley Springs was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department on Sunday, January 14 and jailed on charges of concealing a dead body.

Greene is accused of not reporting to authorities that Joshua Edward Mitchell, 33, of Berkeley Springs had died at her apartment sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. of a suspected drug overdose.

Sgt. Wade Shambaugh responded to the apartment around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in response to a 911 call. 

Bath Patrolman Tony Link , who is also a special deputy with the Sheriff’s Department, had also received tips that Greene was contacting people, seeking help to remove Mitchell’s body from her apartment.

According to Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, Greene told officers that Mitchell had come to her apartment between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. and she found him dead at 9:30 a.m. Greene allegedly told officers that she left the apartment and returned around 1 p.m.

Greene admitted to officers that she contacted several people about Mitchell’s body and what she should do. At no point did Greene report Mitchell’s death to law enforcement or emergency service personnel, Bohrer said in a press release Monday morning.

Sgt. Shambaugh charged Greene with attempting to conceal a deceased body, a felony, and probation violation.

Greene was serving out the end of a five-year probation for committing burglary in 2013 with her then-husband, Richard “Kenny” Greene.

Crystal Greene is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash-only bail.


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