RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va — The body of a man discovered in a remote area of Raleigh County earlier this week has been positively identified, according to the sheriff’s office.

20-year-old Roy Lee Barnes III of Crab Orchard reportedly was last seen by family members Sept. 13. His body was located in a wooded area Tuesday near Whitby, south of Beckley.

A statement released Friday said Barnes appeared to have been the victim of a shooting.

In July, sheriff’s deputies found skeletal remains in a wooded area of the nearby town of Surveyor. The body has not been identified, and the cause of death in the case has not been determined.

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