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Co-worker Charged With Murder In Kathy Goble's Disappearance
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Apr. 25, 2012 11:38 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 26, 2012 10:15 AM EDT
Chesapeake , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A story of a co-worker turned killer.
A man Kathy Goble worked alongside at Kelley's Mens Shop, now charged with her murder, two years and one day after she went missing.
Charles Eugene March, 60, of Chesapeake walked out of magistrate court silent after being charged with first degree murder for the death of Goble.
"I've known him all my life. You can't believe that he would do something like this. I really can't, it blows my mind," said neighbor Missy Smith.
A secret uncovered beside of his trailer on Ohio Avenue in Chesapeake. A secret he'd kept buried on his property for two years, until Wednesday.
Just before noon, March's son, David, was digging beside his father's trailer and found human remains wrapped in plastic bags. After police were called, they immediately knew which direction to go.
"Made the connection when he discovered that the property owner worked at Kelley's Mens Shop that there may be a connection with Ms. Goble's disappearance," explained West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous.
Kelley's Mens Shop was the same place Goble went missing from on April 24, 2010.
"Left work and was basically never seen again," said Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford during a news conference.
Eyewitness News spoke to David March, off camera, who said he always suspected his father may have had something to do with Goble's disappearance.
"Must have been some type of suspicion, but he did check a location in his father's yard and it just went from there," said Sheriff Rutherford.
Kanawha County Sheriff's detectives immediately went to Kelley's Mens Shop and and brought March in for questioning. They say he confessed to the brutal murder.
"He indicated that he strangled her, and dismembered her body the next day," said Rutherford.
According to the criminal complaint, March choked her to death, covered her body in a blanket, put her in the bathtub and dismembered her body the next day. That's when he buried her remains just outside his door.
"Nothing like this happens, it's just too close to home for me," said Smith.
A mystery solved, but questions as why why March allegedly killed Goble are still unanswered.
The Smithsonian Institute will be on scene Thursday assisting with the investigation.
March will be back in court for his preliminary hearing on May 7th. He indicated he didn't want an attorney at his initial arraignment.
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