UPDATE: Deputies release identity of body found in Trope Hill area of Monongalia Co.

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UPDATE (9/24/20 12:23 p.m.)

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the body that was found in the Trope Hill area of Granville last week.

A press release that was issued by the sheriff’s office on Thursday stated that deputies received information from the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office that the deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Travis Price.

Deputies said that the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL (9/18/20 11:11 a.m.)

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — A body was found in the Trope Hill area of Granville after first responders responded to the area, on Thursday.

According to a press release sent out by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched at approximately 6:00 p.m. Thursday after residents found human remains at Trope Hill.

Upon discovery of the remains, deputies requested assistance from the Granville Volunteer Fire Department and Monongalia County EMS in order to recover the remains, the release states.

After being recovered, the remains were sent to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to figure out how the person died, according to the release.

No further information has been released at this time.

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