McDowell County Sheriff's Office

WELCH — An unidentified body was found Tuesday in the War area of McDowell County, law enforcement officials said.

The body was found in the Warriormine area, according to a press release issued late Tuesday by McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy James E. Muncy Jr.

The condition of the body made the victim’s identity unknown, Muncy said.

The body is being sent to the state medical examiner’s office for examination.

The McDowell Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Stat EMS, the War Fire Department and the West Virginia State Police.

Muncy said the case remains under investigation.

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Samantha Perry is editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.