Advertisement

Man accused of attempting to conceal body

Robert W. Unger could receive a one- to five-year sentence and be fined as much as $5,000

Robert W. Unger could receive a one- to five-year sentence and be fined as much as $5,000

October 21, 2009|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Hedgesville, W.Va., man is accused of attempting to conceal the body of 38-year-old Frederick, Md., man who died from drug intoxication in Morgan County, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Jean Games-Neely and Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said.

Robert W. Unger, 47, of 9087 Martinsburg Road, was indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on one felony count of concealment of a deceased human body, according to Games-Neely's office.

Clarence "C.J." Green Jr. had heroin, cocaine and alcohol in his system when he died at a home about two miles west of the Berkeley County line off Martinsburg Road, Games-Neely and Harmison said Wednesday.

The manner of Green's death was undetermined, Harmison said.

On Feb. 1, 2008, several hours after he died, Green's body was found in his Ford pickup near the Interstate 81 southbound exit for Falling Waters and Marlowe, W.Va., Harmison said.

Advertisement

The body was covered with a red sleeping bag and Green's feet were sticking out the window, Games-Neely and Harmison said.

Harmison suspects emergency responders were not contacted when Green died because there were illegal drugs in the home.

Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney Debra MH McLaughlin could not be reached for comment Wednesday night, but Harmison said she decided not to seek an indictment there.

Harmison said the man's mother and sister happened to be in a serious accident on I-81 at the same exit.

"That was the weird thing," Harmison said.

Both have mostly recovered from hip and leg injuries and are doing "pretty well," Harmison said.

If convicted, Unger could receive a one- to five-year sentence in a correctional facility and fined as much as $5,000, according to state code.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|