PEYTONA, W.Va. –State Police in Boone County say a man found dead Sunday afternoon near the Peytona community appears to have been a murder victim.

“It was an adult male by a passerby who called 9-1-1. First responders got there and located him,” said Corporal Kevin Harper of the West Virginia State Police.

State police later identified the victim as Siegel Kinder, 74, of Peytona.

A cause of death and time of death are not yet known.

Kinder’s body was discovered about 1 p.m. Sunday.

According to Harper, the body was lying along state Route 3 just across the road from an old family cemetery.