On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, the Grand Jury of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, returned an indictment against Ronald Ray McMillion, charging him with the murder of Dee Ann Keene. McMillion was arrested later the same day by members of the West Virginia State Police, pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Circuit Court of Greenbrier County upon the return of the indictment. McMillion is currently being held without bond in the custody of the Southern Regional Jail. An arraignment, when he is expected to enter a plea, is scheduled for Feb. 24, at 10:45 a.m.
The case has been the subject of a lengthy investigation by the West Virginia State Police, dating to Mar. 5, 2014, when Dee Ann Keene, a then 43-year-old resident of Renick was reported to be missing. The investigation revealed that no one has seen or heard from Keene since Feb. 28, 2014. Since that time, despite having not yet recovered the body of Keene, the investigation evolved from a missing person investigation into a homicide investigation, culminating in a grand jury presentation and the issuance of an indictment against McMillion.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of West Virginia criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
“The Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is deeply appreciative of the ongoing, exhaustive investigatory efforts by several members of the West Virginia State Police culminating in the indictment and arrest of Mr. McMillion,” stated Patrick Via, prosecuting attorney of Greenbrier County. “While we stand committed to seeking justice for Dee Ann Keene in the prosecution of this case, we continue to encourage any member of the public who may have any information regarding this matter, including the possible whereabouts of Ms. Keene’s body, to please come forward to the Lewisburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.”
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