Body found off Emily Drive identified as missing Clarksburg man

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 10:14 AM EDT
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CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) - STORY UPDATE

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 near Olive Garden as John Bryce Westerhausen, 58, of Clarksburg.

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

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

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 is encouraged to contact the Bridgeport Detachment at 304-627-2300.

An investigation is underway after a body was found off Emily Drive in Clarksburg.

The body was found around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the state right-of-way between I-79 and Emily Drive.

Authorities say they working to confirm the identity of the person.

The person’s identity will not be released until family is notified.

Authorities declined to provide further details at this time, citing the ongoing investigation.

Stick with 5 News for the latest details as they become available.

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