I have just discovered that there was a Missing Heirs Petition filed (civil action No 14-c-10) in the circuit court of Ritchie Co WV back in 2014 on 2 tracks of land in Clay District, Ritchie Co WV (73 acres). http://www.ritchiecountywv.com/
I am not sure if it is for the land itself, or just the mineral rights to this land). I am a relative of one of the missing heirs listed for Virginia Strosnider.
I reside in Illinois and was unaware until recently that I was an heir to the mineral rights on some property in WV. From what I can find on the internet it indicates a special commission (appointed by the court) signs the lease on behalf of the missing heirs.
From reading this on line, it appears the heirs have 7 years to appear and claim ownership. Can anyone advise me who to contact on this or how to proceed. This petition was filed by Antero Resources, I have called their land management office 3 times over the past month and left a message to contact me about this. Apparently this is not the route I need to go, since no one has contacted me back about this.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated