UPDATE: Remains Found in Raleigh County Confirmed to Belong to Two Separate People


UPDATE 8/15 9:15 PM– The bones found in Raleigh County have been confirmed to be that of two different people.

Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Vanmeter says this is being treated as a homicide. He was unable to comment on how long the remains have been at this location.


COAL CITY, WV (WOAY) – The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating remains found by a logging crew working along Sullivan Road in Coal City.

Details are limited at this time, it is unclear if they are human remains or from an animal.

Stay with WOAY Newswatch for further updates on this developing story.

Tyler Barker

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