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Deputies investigate body found in Jolo, WV

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Michael Vestal of Jolo found dead in a stream alongside Route 83 in McDowell County WV Michael Vestal of Jolo found dead in a stream alongside Route 83 in McDowell County WV
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An investigation was launched in McDowell County after a person walking in the Jolo area found a dead body.

Dispatchers said that the body was found in the Jolo area on Thursday at around 6:45 p.m.  Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office are working the case.  The body was found in the riverbed next to Route 83. 

Family members identified the man as Michael Vestal, 45, of Jolo.  The family had not seen Vestal since around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday.  Deputies said that they are asking for help from the community to find out what happened to him.  Anyone with information should contact Detective R.L. Blevins or Deputy R.L. Jones at the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

The incident is still under investigation. Deputies can be reached by calling 304-436-8522.