Authorities began investigating after the man's wife went missing.

By Mollie Cahillane
Updated April 05, 2016 11:00 AM

Authorities arrested a West Virginia man for allegedly killing his wife and burying her in his basement, PEOPLE confirms.

Woody Alfred Wood Jr.,has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting his wife, Rebecca Woods, in the head, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies received a call Friday night reporting that Rebecca Woods had not been seen for the past couple of days and that her husband may be a person of interest, according to a press release obtained by PEOPLE.

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Deputies from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant, and after searching the home discovered Rebecca Woods buried in the basement.

Wood, 35, is currently awaiting arraignment in the McDowell County Holding Unit.