CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A passerby found the body of a 34-year-old Wyoming County man along a rural Summers County road on Saturday, police said.
The body of Jeffrey Shane Godsey, 34, was found at about 1:30 p.m. off Bull Falls near Pipestem, said State Police Sgt. T.L. Bragg of the Hinton detachment.
State Division of Natural Resources officers, Summers County sheriff's deputies and state police troopers cordoned off the area to collect evidence while Godsey's body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy, he said.
Bragg would not say if detectives found injuries on Godsey's body, but said his death is considered suspicious.
"Anytime someone finds a body on the road, we know something is suspicious," he said.
Bragg expected medical examiners to have the report finished sometime this week.
State Police Cpl. Z.M. Duke and Trooper J.W. Davis are leading the investigation and have interviewed Godsey's family and friends, Bragg said. They've developed a couple of leads and have begun to follow them, he said.
Detectives worked Saturday night and into late Sunday morning working to identify Godsey, who was not carrying an ID or cellphone.
Bragg said Godsey is from Wyoming County, but did not know his exact address. According to a public Internet search, Godsey had lived in New Richmond since 2001.
Anyone with information about Godsey's death is asked to call the State Police's Hinton detachment at 304-466-2800.
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