UPDATE: Police Believe Body is Missing Woman

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

UPDATE 1/20/12 @ 9:45a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police believe the body discovered by truckers driving along I-64 Thursday evening is that of a woman reported missing from the Amazon Customer Service Center Tuesday night.

The woman was reported missing by family members after she didn't return home from work.

According to Lt. John Williams, family said she had a history of deep depression and based on family reports, police believe she either killed herself or died from exposure.

Huntington Police say the body was discovered when an 18-wheeler was driving by when a passenger looked out the window and thought they saw a body over the edge of the road between the 16th St. and 5th St. exits along the westbound lanes of I-64. They turned around and confirmed their suspicion.

The woman was 41-years-old.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for positive identification.



ORIGINAL 1/19/12 @ 5:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A body has been found along Interstate 64 in Huntington.

The body was found Thursday afternoon between the 16th Street and 5th Street exits.

Huntington Police say an 18-wheeler was driving by when a passenger looked out the window and thought they saw a body over the edge of the road. They turned around and confirmed their suspicion.

There was no identification on the body and it is being sent off for an autopsy.

The slow westbound lane of I64 is shut down at this time.

We have a crew on the scene and will continue to update this story as more information is released.


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