The body of a 35-year-old man reported missing on Dec. 9 has been found in Wyoming County, where authorities are treating his death as a homicide.
On Thursday, West Virginia State Police identified the body as that of Steven Ray Lawrence, of Simon, W.Va.
Lawrence's body was found near Long Branch Hollow in Wyoming County on Tuesday. He was last seen alive on Dec. 8.
State Police say foul play is suspected, and they are treating the investigation as a homicide. They are working with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department on the case.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Jesse State Police Detachments at 304-682-4717, the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department at 304-732-8000, or visit www.wvcrime.com.
Those submitting information may remain anonymous.