MAHER, W. Va. — Authorities said a man’s body has been found in a wooded area near a cemetery in Mingo County.
The man, whose body was found about 6:30 a.m. Monday, had been shot, police said.
Police said the body was found at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Maher.
The discovery stemmed from a missing person’s complaint out of Kanawha County.
Mingo County Sheriff James Smith told the media the man’s body was found early Monday. Sheriff Smith says the death is being investigated as a murder.
Sheriff Smith says the cell phone was pinged and the victim’s phone led them to the cemetery.
The body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner in South Charleston for an autopsy.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between noon and 2:00 p.m. Sunday is asked to contact the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department at 304-235-0300.