Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 6, 2013

Deputies investigating body found in creek

GRUNDY, Va. — Deputies with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department are looking for answers after the body of a local man was found in a creek.

The body of Michael Lee Burks, 48, of Hurley was found in a creek underneath a bridge near Hurley Square on Saturday at 3:21 p.m., according to Buchanan County Sheriff Ray Foster. Burks was pronounced dead on the scene, but Foster said a cause of death could not be determined.

Foster said Burks’ body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke, Va., for an autopsy and the investigation into the case is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-935-2567.


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