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UPDATE: Investigation continues after body is found in woods of Kanawha County, WV

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Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area of Kanawha County, WV Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area of Kanawha County, WV
ELKVIEW, WV -

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Bryan Crosier rides his four-wheeler through the woods near Coopers Creek every weekend.

On Saturday, April 20, he ventured off his normal route down 4 Mile Road in Elkview. He then made a gruesome discovery. “I got up in these rocks and was just looking around when I saw a pair of jeans down there that caught my eye,” he said.

Crosier said his curiosity got the better of him. He grabbed a stick and started poking around.“I saw what looked like bones,” he said. “I moved around some leaves and that’s when I saw his foot and realized it was a body.”

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to the scene. Deputies say the remains were very decomposed and it was unclear if the body was that of a male or female.

"I was freaked out a little bit, but I was more curious,” said Crosier. “Just wondered why he was there, what happened to him."

Neighbors living in the area say they're in shock too. Some live just a few hundred yards away from where the body was discovered. "I’m dumbfounded, you just don't hear about a dead body being found around your home within a mile or two,” said Frank Carnegie, an Elkview resident.

The investigation is still ongoing. Officials aren't calling the death suspicious, but they say there were some unusual circumstances.

"It’s a little fishy to me because the way they described the size of the crevice, you'd have to fall perfectly lined up to fall in,” said Randy Bardette, an Elkview resident.

The body has been sent to the state examiner’s office. Results are expected to return in a few days.

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ORIGINAL:

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a body has been found in a wooded area Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys says the body was discovered in the woods off of Coopers Creek Road in Elkview.

Not many details are being released at this time, due to the ongoing investigation.

The cause of death has not been released.

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