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UPDATE: Remains Identified as Missing Putnam County Man

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 12/9/13 @ 9 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A body found Friday by a hunter in a wooded area of Putnam County has been positively identified as that of a man missing since mid-October.

The remains were identified as Brian "Chris" Sexton, 23, who was last seen Oct. 14. Sexton's body was identified through dental records.

Sexton's remains were found in woods close to where he had lived.

The cause of death was undetermined, pending toxicology tests. There is no evidence of physical trauma, violence or foul play, according to the State Medical Examiner's office. It also was determined that Sexton's body had not been moved since the time of his disappearance.

Back in October, Sexton had been hanging out with friends near some power lines along Joyce Road in Scott Depot. His shirt later was found behind the Save-A-Lot store along Teays Valley Road.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/6/13
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A body believed to be that of a Putnam County man missing since mid-October was found Friday by a hunter, the Putnam County Sheriff tells WSAZ.com.

Brian "Chris" Sexton, 23, was last seen Oct. 14.

A hunter found the body about 3:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area, the sheriff said.

Back in October, Sexton had been hanging out with friends near some power lines along Joyce Road in Scott Depot. His shirt later was found behind the Save-A-Lot store along Teays Valley Road.

Sexton's family has been notified. The autopsy report is expected to be released Monday.

The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner for positive identification. The remains showed no signs of foul play.

The FBI assisted in the investigation.


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