Monday, March 28, 2011

Ruins Steeped In Rumors Of Unsolved Multiple Murders?

 My crew member, Jackson, recently brought to my attention an old house that is in ruins near Chester, WVA. You honestly wouldn't notice it as you drove by.  You would never know that as many as 5 people may have been murdered with in its walls. 
 The stories are murkey.  There may have been two people in this home that was murdered.  There may have been as many as 5.  Everyone was stabbed to death in one story.  Chopped to peices in another.  In one story it was winter.  In another, it was summer and by the time anyone was found, well, that tale is gruesome.  The murderer was never found. 



 One story talks of a man who was arrested for killing a pregnant woman in Chester and he was also a suspect in the murders involving this old house.  He was sent to Moundsville Prison.  Later in a riot at the prison, this man was viciously killed, his heart being found behind a freezer in the prison kitchen. 
Do you know any stories about this old house?  Is there any truth to these stories?    The story involving two men being stabbed to death in the home happened in the 70's.  The pregnant woman story, the 80's.  When I was with CCFHV, I researched a lot of the area for the 70's and 80's and never ran across any story like this.
WARNING: DO NOT GO IN THIS OLD HOUSE.  IT IS MADE OF BRICK AND IT IS FALLING IN. IF IT FALLS ON YOU, WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR YOUR GHOST IN THOSE RUINS, TOO.  I STOOD ABOVE AND JUST AT THE DOORWAY TO TAKE MY PICS.  EVEN THAT MADE ME NERVOUS.  OH, AND IT IS COVERED WITH POISON IVY.





21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in the house where the women was killed

Anonymous said...

Growing up, my great grandfather and father would tell us stories of the family that was murdered in this house. I can't recall who they were but the tale was quite gruesome.

Anonymous said...

Check out the name Reynolds

Christy Minor-Andrews said...

I have heard many tales of this home. One of the stabbings and the other was the family was baracaded in and burnt to death. The man who was murdered in prison I believe was the same man who robbed and killed Betty Pearson but not 100% sure. I've lived on rt30 my whole life and always got an Erie feeling driving past this home.

Anonymous said...

My ex-husband's relative was one of those murdered in this house years before I had met him in 1998. He was stabbed to death, apparently for some money that he had just received from either SSI or welfare.

Anonymous said...

The believe the family that live in the house on Rt 30 had a last name of "Fetty"

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Chester. The way I heard it told was that a man and his adult son were brutally stabbed to death and weren't found till the stench was horrible. I think their last name was Fetty. One kid who had been in my class at school told police he had done it, but because he had mental health issues, they just dismissed him as "crazy." I don't think he went passed 9th grade. I also heard that years later a "vagrant" was killed in the house too. Driving by the place was enough to creep me out!

Anonymous said...

They were the fettie boys. Both older men on social security at the time of their death. And rumor has it one guy that was involved still lives in Chester I know who he is but like I said it's a rumor so not putting his name out there. But he would definately be capable of doing this. Guess he even left town for awhile as after the murders.

Anonymous said...

They were the fettie boys, Both older men at the time of their murders collecting social security. And yes rumor has it Jeff Atkinson the guy that killed pregnant woman was involved. But that's just a rumor there is no proof of that. And rumor also has it a guy named Johnny Mercer was involved whom still resides in Chester today.I heard he disappeared for awhile after the murders occurred. The fettie boys were the only two people I've ever heard were defiantly murdered there without a doubt!

Unknown said...

I live close and heard it was 2 brothers that were killed but no more than that

Anonymous said...

The story of the pregnant woman and the man having his heart cut out in prison was true. My husband knew the man, grew up with him in Chester. He knows the whole story.

Anonymous said...

Do your due diligence. Yes. The abandoned house tree people were havked to death. The woman who was 8.5 months pregnant was stabbed to death, the baby inside as well. Differwnt location. Murderer was caught, convicted and sentenced to the old Moundsville Penitentiary. He was brutally murdered by the other inmates. His last name was Bodine. (Sp). His older brother is thought to have sone the ax murders in the other house. Don't know if he was convicted.

Colleen Pugh said...

The 2 men killed here was in the 89s. Just after the pregnant woman. Their names were Fetty and Jerry. It was rumored that Jeff confessed to killing them when he was running a fever from an infection but nothing ever came of it. So the murders are still unsolved.

Colleen Pugh said...

The 2 men murdered were Fetty and Jerry and it was in the 89s after Jeff murdered Terry (the pregnant woman). It was rumored that Jeff confessed to the killings when he was running a fever due to an infection.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bodine was his name I think Adkins was last name. In march1986 he was killed in prison.he was supposed of killing the two hermits in that house .

Anonymous said...

Bodine was not his last name that was just a nickname. His name was Jeff adkinson

Anonymous said...

Where is this house in Chester

Anonymous said...

it was in 81 that this happen it was in spring or early summer. Terry was killed at the end of sept same year

Anonymous said...

I remember the summer of the murders; I remember the smell in the area, too. I was a really hot summer, and it was a couple weeks before the bodies were found; seem to recall hearing it was a grandfather and grandson in the house.

Anonymous said...

http://law.justia.com/cases/west-virginia/supreme-court/1985/16319-5.html

Anonymous said...

A lot of people on here have good information and even more pretend to know wtf they are talking about. You claim to know the murderer or went to school with him but don't know the difference between a nickname and real name or last name. And to throw Johnny's name out there is pretty ignorant. He has enough to deal with being the town fool and drunk without people judging him for something he has never been charged with. Get a life and quit pointing fingers unless you have proof.