UPDATED: Investigators look for additional clues in 2021 death investigation

MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. A team of investigators from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) returned to Dug Hill Road, just outside Morgantown, to look for additional clues in a 2021 death investigation.

In June of 2021, the body was found by someone working on the land in that area. The person was wearing an LA Lakers jersey and black sweat pants and appeared to have dreadlocks. Due to the state of decomposition, investigators were not able to determine the race or gender of the subject.

An anthropological report released in March 2023 said the remains were likely those of a 14–23-year-old white male between 5-feet 6-inches and 6-feet tall.

The new information has been entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

This week, the team used metal detectors and cleared additional brush in an effort to find additional clues.

Information about the case can be left confidentially by calling 304-291-7218.