OAK HILL - Police in Fayette County investigate a body found that could be a missing Oak Hill man.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Oak Hill
Police Department are investigating a death that occurred on old Route
16 in Oak Hill at 5:15 pm on Wednesday. Notification
was received thru the Fayette County 911 Center of the discovery of a
dead body just off of old Route 16 in Oak Hill.
Upon arrival at the scene officers found the badly decomposed remains of
an individual located in a wooded area approximately 40 yards from the
Personal items at the scene indicate that the remains are most
likely those of William Claude Bruebaker, who has been missing from his
home on Gatewood Road since last Tuesday.
"The advanced state of decomposition precludes any positive
identification at this time," said Sheriff Kessler. Chief Whisman added,
"The remains are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical
Examiner for autopsy and identification. The cause and manner of death,
as well as the positive identity of the decedent cannot be established
at this time."
This incident remains under investigation by Detective-Sergeant
Eddy Colon of the Oak Hill Police Department and the Detective Bureau of
the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Anyone having any information is
asked to contact the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590
or you may submit a tip through the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, "Fayette County Sheriff's Department."