Body Found in Oak Hill, W.Va.

OAK HILL, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A body was found Wednesday evening in the Oak Hill area of Fayette County.

Sheriff's deputies tell that the discovery was made about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday along Old Route 16 -- about 40 yards from the roadway.

At this point, they are not clear if the deceased is a man or a woman because of advanced decomposition. The cause of death also is unknown at this time.

Personal items at the scene, however, indicate the remains are most likely those of a man who has been missing from his home along Gatewood Road since last Tuesday, the sheriff's department says.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590 or through the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, "Fayette County Sheriff's Department."

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