Suspect arrested in murder of Jackson County woman

RIPLEY – A Kanawha County man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Jackson County woman missing since last week.

Michael Wayne Smith, 41, of Sissonville, admitted to killing Cheyenne Johnson of Jackson County and putting her body inside a water well on property in Sissonville, according to law enforcement officials.

The Jackson and Kanawha County Sheriff’s Departments announced Smith’s arrest Monday.

Read more in Tuesday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.


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