CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey said Tuesday that his office is closer to resolving the case of a 49-year-old woman found dead last year near a burned tent behind the Walmart on U.S. 340.
Harvey said Tuesday that an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston provided insight into Angela Cantrall’s death. He said prosecutors could take action in the case within a few weeks.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and emergency medical responders found Cantrall’s body on Jan. 5, 2017, in a wooded area behind the store at 96 Patrick Henry Way.
Harvey said that Abbie V. Gue, 35, of Charles Town, still faces a third-degree arson charged related to Cantrall’s tent that caught fire.
According to police, Gue approached officers to say she’d been “angry” with Cantrall when she set fire to a piece of paper and threw it on the tent. Hours afterward Cantrall was discovered dead, officers executed a search warrant at Gue’s home in the Spring Run apartment complex near the Walmart. Gue’s account has been corroborated by two people, according to a criminal complaint.