Body found in woods near Elkview

By Staff reports

An ATV rider found a body in the woods Saturday night in the Coopers Creek area near Elkview, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said.

“We hope to have more answers in the future,” said Cpl. Brian Humphreys.

Humphreys said the body shows signs of decomposition.

The medical examiner will try and determine how the body has been there and the identity, Humphreys said.

The Pinch Fire Department assisted on removing the body.

“Without their assistance and equipment we would have had a much harder time getting the body out,” Humphreys said.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the death.

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