They were found on an old logging road about 150 feet beyond an embankment, he said.
Erica Newsome, 37, told police she was bringing her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer, to the girl's father in Buffalo, New York. The body was identified as her daughter Kaye-lea Plummer. Now Newsome has been charged with concealment of a deceased human body, arraigned Monday afternoon in a West Virginia court, according to police. Police suspect foul play was involved in Plummer's death and they believe the girl died in Jacksonville.
Donath Plummer told WJXT4, a Jacksonville, Fla., television station, that seeing his wife's mug shot made him think something had pushed Erica T. Newsome over the edge. "The child was placed in the vehicle early Saturday morning and she headed toward Buffalo, New York".
The Pocahontas Times stated in an article that Newsome asked to speak to the police and stated that she had killed her daughter and was also abusive to her.
She said her daughter did not move, eat, drink or use the restroom in the two days it took for them to drive from Florida to West Virginia.
Authorities said they wouldn't have gone looking for the child if Newsome hadn't been spotted by the passing motorists - a couple from NY who were reportedly in the area to attend a bluegrass festival.More news: Dembele suspended as Dortmund reject Barcelona bid
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Newsome's bail was set at $50,000.
Plummer described his wife as a "great mother" and "the only person I trusted with my child", and said he couldn't understand why she would have hurt their daughter.
"I just wish I could have been there", Plummer said of his daughter. The couple married in 2007 and separated in 2009. Reports from West Virginia say Newsome confessed to killing and abusing Kaye-Lea. 'Something is very, very wrong.
Police said Jacksonville authorities went to Newsome's residence and found evidence of the crime there.
It started as a single vehicle accident in West Virginia, but it is developing into a story that includes a Jacksonville resident.
The West Virginia State Police, Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, and Buffalo Police will work together to investigate the case.