Body of missing Clarksburg man found off Emily Drive

Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 5:47 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The West Virginia State Police has identified the remains of a body found in the wooded area in the stare right-of-way between I-79 and Emily Drive as John Bryce Westerhausen, 58, of Clarksburg.

Westerhausen was reported missing to the Bridgeport Detachment on June 23, 2022.

No signs of foul play have been found, officials said.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed Mr. Westerhausen in the Clarksburg or Grafton area on the evening of June 21, 2022 is encouraged to contact the Bridgeport Detachment at 304-627-2300.

Officials with the West Virginia State Police in Bridgeport are conducting an investigation into a missing person complaint of a Clarksburg man.

John Bryce Westerhausen, 58, was reported missing to the WVSP on Thursday.

He was last seen in Clarksburg on Tuesday, June 21 at approximately 7:30 p.m. driving a red 2016 Chevrolet Silverado quad cab pickup truck.

Authorities said he was possibly headed to the Grafton area.

Westerhausen is 5′7: tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds with blue eyes, gray hair and a long, gray colored beard. He also has a cross tattoo on his left bicep and a barbed wire tattoo on his right bicep.

Anyone with information regarding Westerhausen or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Bridgeport Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Sgt. K. H. Totten III at 304-627-2300.

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