WVC 34 - 1 - 10
§34-1-10. Proof of ownership.
In any action, suit, prosecution or controversy about any
property mentioned in this article, the person claiming to be the
owner thereof must prove his ownership thereof, in order to
sustain his claim to be such owner, as against the person taking
up such property, or on whose land it was deposited.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session