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Body found in Pinch

By Staff reports

PINCH, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff's deputies are investigating the body of a 19-year-old male found this morning in Pinch.

A passer-by called the Kanawha County Metro 911 Center at about 6:15 a.m. to report that a body had been spotted near the intersection of New Hope Road and North Pinch Road, according to a Metro 911 dispatcher.

Members of the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation identified the man as Joseph Clay Huffman, 19, of Elkview.

Capt. Rick Rose of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said there were no obvious signs of foul play. Huffman's body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death.

Detectives are speaking with friends and family members and awaiting autospy results. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation at 304-357-0169.


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