UPDATE (7/9/2021 2:03 p.m.):
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The identity of a deceased individual found in the Dry Run Road area of Monongalia County has been released.
According to a press release sent out by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, the man was identified as Jessie Lee Young Jr., 40, of Winchester, Virginia.
Deputies are performing an investigation into Young’s death and the circumstances leading up to it, according to the release.
Those with information are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 304-291-7218.
ORIGINAL (7/7/2021 2:42 p.m.):
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A body has been found in the area of Dry Run Road in Monongalia County.
According to a press release sent out by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched to the area of Dry Run Road for a report of a vehicle found over the hillside near the road.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a deceased male in the vehicle, according to the release.
An investigation into the cause of death is being conducted at this time, and the decedent has been transported to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, the release states.
Deputies ask that anyone who has traveled in the area of Dry Run Road throughout the dates of July 2 through July 5 and “noticed a vehicle or anything unusual” to contact the sheriff’s office at 304-291-7218.