An Upshur County man who was arrested Tuesday is facing a first-degree murder charge after police discovered a body in a shallow grave.
Police said they believe the body belongs to Joshua Oberg, a 29-year-old Buckhannon man who has been missing since Jan. 23. The body was discovered Monday at an undisclosed site in Upshur County, according to reports from the West Virginia State Police.
Oberg was last seen at Cook's Grocery Store on Island Avenue in Buckhannon, police said.
Jesse Lee Heater, 28, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, according to reports from the West Virginia State Police.
Heater is being held without bond at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.
Oberg reportedly was last seen with Heater and another man, police said. That other man allegedly confessed to confidential informant that he and Heater buried Oberg in a shallow grave somewhere in Upshur County after killing him as part of a planned attack.
Investigators have not said if further charges could be pending against Heater or the unidentified alleged accomplice.