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More Details Emerge In Mozart Homicide Investigation

Emergency vehicles block South Frazier Avenue in Wheeling near the scene of a murder in a house there on Friday. (Photo by Shelley Hanson)

WHEELING — New details have emerged in the murder investigation against William Ross Carman, who is accused of killing Anorah Schostag on Friday afternoon.

According to police records, police doing a wellness check around 2 p.m. Friday found Schostag, 41 of Wheeling, upstairs at 8 Frazier Run Road, where she was declared dead at the scene. Police say Schostag suffered “a large, deep wound to her neck and a large wound to her chest.” Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger was the one to make contact with Carman, who was seen walking through the front yard. Carman, 35 of Wheeling, with no address on record, was apprehended after a brief pursuit.

Eyewitnesses say Carman left the house at the same time police entered, and that no one else was seen leaving the house in the meantime. Carman was taken to the hospital afterward, with injuries to his hand and neck, according to the report. His socks, pants and shirt were covered in what was suspected to be blood, according to police.

Police also spoke with a woman who gave an account of events. The woman said Carmen had been at the house at 8 Frazier Run Road for most of the day, robbing Schostag and placing numerous things there into duffel bags. She described Schostag as “distraught” and that she was attempting to befriend Carman. The witness said she was in an office at the house with Schostag when she was attacked by a person wearing a black mask, which, according to police, was later found in Carman’s possession.

The woman grabbed Schostag’s child and fled the scene, flagging down someone for help, and was the first to meet police when they arrived.

Carman remains lodged at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville and is charged with murder. No bond has been set.

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