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UPDATE: Body Found in Harper Heights Identified

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Police say that there is a "strong possibility" that a body found in Harper Heights is the remains of Kareem Hunter, who has been missing from Kanawha County since Sept. 23 Police say that there is a "strong possibility" that a body found in Harper Heights is the remains of Kareem Hunter, who has been missing from Kanawha County since Sept. 23
victim: Kareem Hunter victim: Kareem Hunter
suspect: Kelsey Legg suspect: Kelsey Legg
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UPDATE:

The body that was found in the woods in Harper Heights has been positively identified as Kareem Hunter.

Hunter went missing from Charleston last month.

Kelsey Legg is charged in connection with his disappearance.

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UPDATE:

After a body is found in the woods in Raleigh County on Wednesday night, investigators are now saying that there is a "strong probability" that the remains discovered are those of Kareem Hunter.

Hunter is from Kanawha County and has been missing since Sept. 23. Kelsey Legg is currently in jail on a felony murder charge in connection with Hunter's disappearance.  Watch for more information on this case here and on the air.

 


Deputies are investigating after a body was found by two people walking in Harper Heights on Old Turnpike Road in Raleigh County.  The body was found Wednesday afternoon, according to investigators.  Authorities were still on the scene Wednesday night.

 

Cleo Moore lives in Harper Heights.

"It's shocking. I've been out here 50 something years and we've never had anything like this to ever happen," said Moore.  His first cousins own the area near where the body was found.

The area was blocked by crime scene tape several hours after the body was found, as investigators worked to collect evidence.

"It is under investigation at this point. We're working with the state medical examiner's office," said Lt. Larry Lilly with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department.

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