Ex-Barrington Man Believed Murdered
Joshua R. Oberg, 29, was missing from his West Virginia home since January; his remains were found in a shallow grave in West Virginia.
The body of a 29-year-old former Barrington man who was missing from his West Virginia home since January was found in a shallow grave in West Virginia last Monday, July 23, according to the Providence Journal and Channel 12 WBOY in Morgantown.
Joshua Richard Oberg, living in Buckhannon, W.Va., and the son of David and Amy Page Oberg of Barrington, is believed to be the victim of a murder for hire, according to the media sources.
Three men are being held without bail by the West Virginia State Police, according to Channel 12 WBOY. They are being charged with first-degree murder.
Oberg's remains were positively identified last Wednesday, July 25, according to the Journal. He was a Barrington High School graduate.
David Oberg is the chief financial officer at Anchor Insulation in Pawtucket. Amy Page Oberg is a retired lawyer and a former Barrington School Committee member.
"All signs have pointed to this," David Oberg said last Friday in the Journal story. "From the beginning, it did not look good."
The motive for the alleged murder has not been revealed.