Missing Barbour County woman found dead

JUNIOR, W.Va. — A woman reported missing near Junior Wednesday was found dead Thursday morning.

Authorities said the search for Brittany Mearns, 32, began Wednesday evening along the Tygart River but the effort was called off after several hours and no sign of the Mearns.

When searchers returned to the area Thursday morning they located the body.

An investigation into the death is continuing No other information has been released.

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