Body found in West Fork River identified

NEAR LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (Cynthia Hill) -- West Virginia State police have identified the body found in West Fork River Saturday as Pete Joseph Male.

According to Capt. Shallon Oglesby, kayakers discovered a body Saturday in the West Fork River under the Haywood Bridge in Harrison County near Lumberport.

When authorities arrived on scene they identified the body as Pete Joseph Male.

The victim's body has been sent to the chief medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing.