According to the West Virginia State Police, the body of Dana Carte, 79, has been found.
Authorities in Nicholas County, WV say Carte was reported missing by his wife on January 20, 2014.
Investigators determined that Carte left his and got in to his own vehicle. He then drove down a dirt road next to the State Road Garage in Muddlety, WV.
The Nicholas County Sheriff's Office says he had some type of problem with his vehicle and it eventually caught fire. Carte was somehow able to escape from the vehicle. He then wandered off in to the woods.
According to a press release, Carte was found deceased and appears to have died as result of injuries sustained during this recent drop in temperature.
The Nicholas County Sheriff's Department is asking for help from the community to find a 79-year-old man.
Dana R. Carte, 79, of Craigsville was last seen driving a gray 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The license plate is OVZ263. He was in driving in the Birch River area at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night.
Mr. Carte was wearing a reddish tan deer T-Shirt, blue jeans, boot and a green plaid flannel coat. He also may be wearing a gray and black coal mining hat.
Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Carte or his vehicle is asked to call the Nicholas County Sheriff's Office ate 304-872-4911.