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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

News Conference Regarding Criminal Charges In Death Of Cross Lanes Teenager

2:30 p.m. today, W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin and other law enforcement officials, including officials with the FBI and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. on the first floor of the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex, located at 301 Virginia Street, East, in Charleston. The news conference will address criminal charges against Ernest Michael Roach in the death of a Cross Lanes teenager whose body was found in Meigs County, Ohio, on Saturday. Roach faces a murder charge in Ohio, as well as a federal charge of interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The federal charge is pending in federal court in Charleston. Roach will make an initial appearance in the federal case at 2:00 p.m. today, at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, in Charleston. The 2:30 p.m. news conference will take place across the street at the Carper Complex.

Updated January 7, 2015