Release from McDowell County Sheriff’s Office
HARTWELL, WV – On Friday, April 17th, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing persons complaint in Hartwell, WV (near War).
Deputies began their search and requested the assistance of a K9 unit out of Buchannon County, Virginia.
The search continued on Friday until dark before beginning again on the next morning on Saturday.
The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office along with West Virginia State Police, West Virginia DNR, Berwind and War Fire Departments assisted in the search.
Around Noon on Saturday, April 18th, a body was found in the Dry Fork River. The Body was transported to the West Virginia Medical Examiners office in Charleston. This investigation is still on-going.