FBI investigates human remains found in Wayne County, West Virginia

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UPDATE, MARCH 7, 6:29 P.M.: According to a source at the FBI, agents have concluded their search for today and will not continue searching tomorrow.

UPDATE, MARCH 7, 6:08 P.M.: As of today, federal agents continue to search an area along Defoe Road where the remains were found.

The FBI has not released any additional information at this time.

WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The FBI is investigating after human remains found on Sunday by a property owner outside of Huntington on Defoe Road just off German Ridge Road in Wayne County.

We have been told State police initially responded to the discovery, but the case has since been turned over to the FBI.

We reached out to FBI and were told in a statement from their public affairs specialist:

“I can confirm we are doing investigative activity in the area where the bones were found. I don’t have any other information to provide at this time.”

Catherine Varnum Policicchio
Public Affairs Specialist 
FBI Pittsburgh

Neighbors in the area of Defoe Road tell us they’ve been advised not to talk about the incident to anyone, including the media.

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