UPDATE: Body found in McDowell County identified

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WAR, WV (WVVA) A death investigation is underway after the body of a missing man was found in the Warriormine area of McDowell County.

According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Billy Joe Baker, 46, was discovered Tuesday.  Baker was last seen on May 31. His remains were sent to the state medical examiners office for examination.

No other details are known.

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WAR, WV (WVVA) A body was found in the Warriormine area of McDowell County on Tuesday. Information is limited at this time, but the body is being sent to state medical examiners office for identification.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, War Fire Dept., Stat EMS, and the Welch Detachment of the WV State Police responded to the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation and WVVA will provide updates as we receive them.

Melinda Zosh

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