Death Investigation In Jefferson County, WV

A body was found Wednesday morning.


Kearneysville, WV (KM) A suspicious death is under investigation by the Jefferson County, West Virginia Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say on Wednesday at around 7:45 AM, deputies were called to the area of Smith Road in the Kabletown area after a body was found. The deceased is a male in his 20’s or 40’s, but his identity is not known at this time. The death is being treated as a homicide.

The Sheriff’s Office says no vehicles were found in the area. That section of Jefferson County is very rural and there’s no immediate housing nearby.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area of Smith Road and Ward Clipp Road is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, especially if they know of any abandoned vehicles or missing persons.¬† ¬†They can contact Sgt. Steve Holz at [email protected], or call the Non-emergency number at the Jefferson County Emergency Dispatch Center at 304-725-8484.


By Kevin McManus