Man’s body found in Letart area, being investigated as a homicide


By Brittany Hively - bhively@aimmediamidwest.com



Investigators on the scene of a body found along Gill Ridge Road in the Letart area on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators on the scene of a body found along Gill Ridge Road in the Letart area on Thursday afternoon.


Brittany Hively | OVP

LETART, W.Va. — A tree-trimming crew working in the Letart area on Thursday afternoon reportedly discovered a man’s body along Gill Ridge Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller.

Miller told Ohio Valley Publishing the man’s cause of death was unknown at this time but the case is currently being investigated as a homicide. The sheriff did confirm the victim’s body was found in the bed of a pickup truck. Miller also added investigators are currently working on active leads though no further information was available at this time.

Miller said it is believed the body was left at the location sometime Wednesday night. The sheriff also said the body was reported to authorities around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department are investigating, along with assistance from the West Virginia State Police. Personnel with Mason County EMS were also on the scene Thursday.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Investigators on the scene of a body found along Gill Ridge Road in the Letart area on Thursday afternoon.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0333.jpgInvestigators on the scene of a body found along Gill Ridge Road in the Letart area on Thursday afternoon. Brittany Hively | OVP

By Brittany Hively

bhively@aimmediamidwest.com

Brittany Hively is a staff writer with Ohio Valley Publishing. Follow her on Twitter @britthively; reach her at (740) 4440-4303.

Brittany Hively is a staff writer with Ohio Valley Publishing. Follow her on Twitter @britthively; reach her at (740) 4440-4303.