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Body found in Malden

MALDEN, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff's deputies recovered the body this afternoon of a Malden man missing since March 7.

Lt. Bryan Stover of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said a gas company employee found the body of Richard McCarty, 42, on a hillside above U.S. 60 about 12:30 p.m. McCarty's family had reported him missing on March 7.

Stover said McCarty appears to have committed suicide.

State Police and sheriff's deputies are investigating.


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