Body found in Monongalia County identified as former professional rugby player

CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. — Monongalia County Sheriff Perry Palmer said Monday the remains found Feb. 26 in the Cheat Lake area have been identified as those of Bryn Hargreaves.

Bryn Hargraves

Hargreaves, originally from England and former professional rugby player, was last seen near his Whispering Creek apartment off South Pierpont Road on Jan. 16, 2022.

Several searches of the area were conducted last year by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, Morgantown Police/Fire Search and Rescue, the FBI, the Mountaineer Area Rescue Group, MECCA 911 and several individual volunteers, with no success.

The body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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