UPDATE: (7:20 p.m. Aug. 30, 2023): Family members have identified one of the two men who were found dead Saturday in a wooded area in Dingess.

The relatives tell WOWK 13 News one of the men was Timothy Newsome. The other man’s name has not been released at this time.

MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — The West Virginia State Police are investigating after the bodies of two men were found on Saturday.

Dispatchers received a call after the bodies were found in a wooded area in Dingess near Hilltop Lane/Blueberry Avenue.

The WVSP believes the bodies had been there for about a week.

Their identities are not being released at this time. Their bodies have been sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsies.

No other information is being released at this time.