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Police release identity of person found dead in abandoned building in Salem

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 3:55 PM EDT
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Updated Story (07/29/2021, 11:18 AM):

SALEM, W.Va (WDTV) - The Medical Examiner has identified the person found dead in an abandoned building on East Main Street in Salem on July 19.

That person has been identified as 31-year-old Jesse Gray, of Pennsboro, according to the Salem Police Department.

At the time of the initial investigation there were no obvious signs of foul play, however, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug use, was present, officials say. An autopsy confirmed there were no obvious injuries and toxicology testing is pending.

Original Story (07/26/2021, 5:07 PM):

A body was found in an abandoned building in Salem, according to Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny.

The body was found on July 19, according to officials.

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