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COOL RIDGE -

West Virginia State Troopers are investigating what happened to a man who was found dead near Cool Ridge over the weekend.

The body of an unidentified man was found on Sunday at around 8 a.m. A driver traveling along Route 19 in the area of the Cherry Creek dip spotted the body of the elderly man lying in his front yard.  EMTs with the Ghent Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy.  Troopers do not suspect foul play at this time.