Body found in Guyandotte River identified

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — A body found in the Guyandotte River in Wyoming County Thursday has been identified as that of a Raleigh County woman.

Wyoming County Sheriff  C.S. Parker says Vanessa Halsey, 42, of Amigo was found dead near the bridge into Corinne on Route 16.

“A motorist was driving up the road and saw a body floating in the water,” Parker said. “We found it was caught on some brush there under the bridge.”

Halsey had not been reported missing, although Parker estimated she’d been in the river for some time.

“Nobody had reported her missing,” he said. “I would estimate she’d probably been in the water approximately five days.”

The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s office.¬† Parker said at this time, they have no evidence to suggest foul play in Halsey’s death.

More News

State office to file amendment suspending licensing requirement for fire departments amid pandemic
The state Office of Emergency Medical Services plans to file the amendment on Thursday.
October 1, 2020 - 12:00 am
DeVos schedules Jefferson County visit for Thursday
U.S. Education Secretary Betsey DeVos will take part in a roundtable at the Jefferson County Schools Operations Facility in Kearneysville.
September 30, 2020 - 10:57 pm
WVU adds players, athletic staff to COVID-19 portal
The online resource, as of Wednesday, includes data involving athletics dating back to Sept. 2.
September 30, 2020 - 10:34 pm
Higher education institutions receiving resources to conduct some coronavirus testing
Institutions will be allowed to administer tests for 10% of all students and staff.
September 30, 2020 - 10:21 pm