The unit wasn't locked, so the owners opened it. That was when they saw the remains inside.
Cpl. White and Sgt. R.D. Lilly went to the storage facility to investigate. They saw a leg and foot still in a sock and a human skull with hair in an open box inside the unit, the complaint said.
White obtained a search warrant for the rest of the unit. Troopers and investigators from the state Medical Examiner's Office found the remains of two females inside the unit.
They also found a "significant amount" of paperwork with the names of Mary Cobb, 104, and her daughter Wynona Delvecchio, 83, both of whom have been missing since Kiser checked them out of the Jasper, Ala., nursing home where they had been living in 2002.
The remains have not yet been identified.
Walker County, Ala., District Attorney Bill Adair said during a telephone interview Thursday that a grand jury handed down an indictment in early July charging Kiser with 17 counts of forgery. The indictment stemmed from forged documents relating to Cobb's retirement benefits from 2002 to 2005.
Cobb and Delvechhio have not been seen or heard from since 2002. Adair said Kiser lived next door to the women when she lived in the Jasper area. He said Kiser checked Delvecchio out of the nursing home, who then signed Cobb out.
Adair said Alabama does not have a statute of limitations for forgery, which carries a 10-year sentence. He said if she's convicted in Alabama of each charge she could face up to 170 years in prison.
"We're very glad that the process is started," Adair said on Kiser's arraignment. "We're looking forward to when the governors of the two states can get together to talk about extradition."
Kiser was taken to Central Regional Jail Thursday evening. She is being held on $50,000 bond.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.