Killer's Family Farm Mapped, Body Search To Resume

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Clarksburg, W.Va. (AP) -- Authorities plan to resume the search for victims of a handyman who claimed to have killed five people after mapping his family's farm in Braxton County.

James Childers of Clarksburg killed himself in june as police prepared to arrest him on murder and arson charges.

The 45-year-old Childers had recorded an audiotape in which he led police to the bodies of two women and claimed to have killed three other people.

No other bodies have been located.

Clarksburg police Lt. R.Hilliard says officers spent about a month mapping the 96-acre Childers farm.

State Police Sgt. G.L. Stalnaker says the search will resume in late November or early December.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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