WVC 34 - 1 - 3
§34-1-3. Effect of failure of owner to claim.
If the owner of such property shall not have appeared within
thirty days after such copy has been so posted, and the valuation
thereof be under fifteen dollars, or if such valuation be as much
as fifteen dollars, and the owner shall not have appeared after
such certificate has been published as aforesaid, and also three
times in some newspaper such as is mentioned in section one of
this article, it shall belong in either case to the owner of the
land on which it was so taken, if an estray, or to the person
taking it up, in the case of a boat or vessel.