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Body Found In Putnam County Positively Identified As Missing Man

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 9, 2013 5:13 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 10, 2013 8:21 AM EST

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Body Found Identified
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Scott Depot , Putnam County , West Virginia

The body found in the Scott Depot area of Putnam County on Friday has been positively identified as Brian Christopher Sexton Jr.

Sexton was identified by the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office through dental records, according to a news release on the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page.

The medical examiner stated the remains were consistent with being at the sight of his discovery without being moved since the date of his disappearance. It ruled the death to be "undetermined pending toxicology results with no evidence of physical trauma, violence or foul play."

Deputies said a hunter found the body at about 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in the woods off of Interstate 64 in Scott Depot. Sexton, 23, was last seen on Oct. 14 after leaving a party in Scott Depot. His family had been searching for him since his disappearance.

Detectives were assisted in the investigation by the FBI, along with several other agencies.



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