UPDATE: Troopers believe deceased woman in vehicle on I-79 was ‘in-part drug related’


UPDATE (11/5/2020 11:14 a.m.):

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police have released more information on a body found in a vehicle near the 128 mile marker of I-79 southbound.

According to officials with the state police, when troopers arrived on scene of the vehicle, they found a male in the front passenger seat of the vehicle and a deceased female in the back seat.

While the investigation is still ongoing, troopers believe that the death was considered, at least in-part, to be drug related.

No further information is available at this time.

ORIGINAL (11/3/2020 4:52 p.m.):

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The body of a woman has been found inside a vehicle along I-79 in Harrison County, according to West Virginia State Police.

West Virginia State Police said troopers responded to a call of a vehicle on the side of the interstate around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said the vehicle, a GMC SUV, was found near mile marker 128 on I-79 southbound in Harrison County.

Along with State Police, Bridgeport EMS and the Bridgeport Fire Department responded to the scene. West Virginia State Police is investigating the incident.

The right southbound lane was temporarily closed while emergency crews were on scene.

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