UPDATE: Lost Creek remains still unidentified

Harrison

UPDATE (7/22/2021 1:47 p.m.):

LOST CREEK, W.Va. — Deputies have found no additional human remains after two days of searching a wooded area near Lost Creek.

According to a press release sent out by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, an investigation began in April 2021, and a search yielded a human skull.

A search concluded July 22 with the assistance of more than 20 law enforcement personnel, including the FBI and with help from the mayor of Lost Creek and homeowners in the search area, according to the release.

The remains, which consisted of a human skull, have been sent off the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for further examination, the release states.

Anyone with information on the remains is asked to call the Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-7867.


ORIGINAL (7/21/2021 10:44 a.m.):

LOST CREEK, W.Va. — Human remains have been found in the area of Lost Creek.

According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, individuals contacted deputies in reference to the discovery of human remains in a wooded area close to the town of Lost Creek.

When deputies responded to the scene, they began a search and requested the assistance of the FBI for a sweep of the area for any additional evidence, deputies said.

The sheriff’s department said that the remains appear to be very old, and that there is very little to go on at this point, however, deputies will continue to work with the FBI in order to determine the best means to identify the remains.

The search and investigation are still ongoing at this time.

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