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Women charged after remains of Minnesotan found in West Virginia

The 38-year-old father of six died in February.
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Three people have been charged in West Virginia after police found the remains of a man from Owatonna, Minnesota.

The body found in the Skygusty Area of McDowell County, W.V., on Sept. 24 has been identified as those of John Thomas McGuire, 38, per the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Two women, one of them Amanda McClure, 31, of Chisago City, Minnesota, and the other a woman from West Virginia, have been charged with concealment of a human body, while a man was arrested on an unrelated charge.

At this stage, a cause of death hasn't been released and authorities haven't confirmed if they're launching a homicide investigation, but his death is believed to have happened in February. 

The three people taken into custody are all related, while McGuire didn't have any ties to the area in which he was found.

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A fundraising campaign has been launched by his family to help return his remains to Minnesota. It was created by Angela Erickson, the mother of three of McGuire's six children.

"After months and months of not knowing, we got the call we'd been dreading," she wrote on Facebook. "It is with the heaviest of hearts and great sadness I am here asking for help to bring home a father, son, brother, and dear friend, John Thomas McGuire Jr, but known to most of us as just 'BAMMA.'"

"Because he is so far away from home and the sudden tragic loss we were not prepared for this. Our family needs help to get John home, to get his mother up to where John's children are so we may have a celebration of life for him."

You can find the fundraiser here.

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