About four years (2005) ago I was dating a guy who lived in the small town of Lumberport, WV, located just outside of Bridgeport in Harrison County. One night while out driving, he took me to a local legend tripping spot called Reeses Run Road. Reeses Run Road is a small back hollow, located closer to the town of Robey, and branches off from the section of Rt. 19 called Crooked Run.
At the time, I didn't realize that this area of country had a sinister reputation, and thus, had become a popular hang out for the younger crowd in search of a good scare.
The story I was told was that a few years prior, a girl was beaten and abused at a Harrison County apartment, and then taken out to a specific spot off this road, assaulted some more, shot in the head, and then left for dead by her boyfriend and possibly at least two other people. We pulled into a small parking area near a large tree, and I was told this was where her body was found.
The area did give off a creepy vibe, and the entire time we were out there, all I wanted to do was get back to civilization! It really did feel like someone was out there watching our every move. A thick blanket of fog didn't help matters.
Busy with other things, and separating from this guy a few months later, I pretty much forgot about Reeses Run and moved on. Then, I happened to stumble upon a viewer submission of a haunted location on a popular website...and the location just happened to be Reeses Run Road!
My interest again sparked, I did some minor digging into the legend and found out some interesting things. I found about 5 different versions of the story I had been told, but they all basically followed the same format. In one legend, the girl was taken here and beaten, and then later murdered in an apartment in the Fairmont area. Another legend states that the girl was a teenager out on a date with her boyfriend, and was parked near a tree off this road--a popular make out spot in the mid-1990s. The boyfriend asked her if she wanted to see something cool...so she said yes, and he shot her in the face and dumped her body. The boyfriend called friends to confess, and then went to an apartment in Shinnston where he committed suicide.
Another common thread I've found in all these stories is that the girl's name seems to be Debbie Buck. Interestingly, I did manage to find a listing in the Lumberport directory for a Debbie Buck, aged 52. As of this date, however, I have not been able to find any documentation online about a murder in this area, or if there is a death certificate for another Debbie Buck in the county.
If you have any additional information, please pass it along!
UPDATE: I have received numerous emails from friends, family, and members of the community who have first hand knowledge of this incident and that it did happen. I've even received an email from an EMS worker who responded that night. Thank you, everyone, for your help, and please see my comments on this story, below!