Body found in wooded area of Cabell County identified as missing woman

[image] Photo Courtesy: Chris Holtzapfel, Photojournalist

UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

A body found in a wooded area of Cabell County Friday has been identified as missing woman Diane Bess. 

Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas says her body was discovered off Route 10 just north or Salt Rock during the afternoon and the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston has ruled her death a homicide. Details on how she died are not being released at this time. 

The Cabell County Sheriff's Department and the Huntington Police Department are working on the investigation together. 


ORIGINAL STORY: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

A body was found Friday afternoon in Cabell County. 

Sheriff Tom McComas tells us the body was found on Route 10, just north of Salt Rock. The body was found approximately 100 yards over the embankment of the road in a wooded area. The sheriff says detectives with the Huntington Police Department are assisting in the investigation as they have an open missing persons case.

We will give you more details as they are released.

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