MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has opened a homicide investigation after a man’s body was found on the road.

According to a release from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Round Bottom Road in Morgantown where a man’s body lying in the roadway.

A resident of the road told 12 News that the body was found in the area pictured (WBOY image)

Deputies and the Chief Medical Examiner’s office have identified the body as 46-year-old Matthew Moore of Morgantown. After an autopsy, the Chief Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that the death was a homicide.

Detectives are still investigating. Anyone with information should call 304-291-7218.