HARPER HEIGHTS, W.Va. — An investigation is underway after a decomposing body was discovered in Raleigh County Wednesday day afternoon.
The discovery was made near an abandoned house in Harper Heights on Old Turnpike Road near Beckley. Dispatchers said the remains were reported around 3:30 p.m.
Raleigh County deputies said two people found the decomposing remains in what appeared to be a shallow grave.
Both the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.
Both agencies were working with a specialist to determine the body’s identity.
No other details are being released at this time.