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.