Body discovered inside storage unit in Mason County

Officers do not know how long the body was inside the unit.
Officers do not know how long the body was inside the unit.
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:31 AM EDT
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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A badly decomposed body was discovered Monday, Sept. 19 inside a storage unit, the Point Pleasant Police Chief tells WSAZ.com.

At this time, the chief says no foul play is suspected. Investigators believe the person who died was homeless and living inside the storage unit attached to the Old River Museum along First Street.

The chief says there’s no access to the museum from the storage unit.

Officers do not know how long the body was inside the unit, located just blocks away from the Mothman Festival which drew crowds to Point Pleasant during the weekend.

Further information has not been released.

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