UPDATE: APRIL 4, 2023 12:00 P.M. | BEARTOWN, WV (WVNS) — Officials with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office report additional details surrounding a body found in the Beartown area.

On April 1, 2023 at 9a.m. the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a deceased body in a vehicle. Officers arrived on scene, identified the body and confirmed the vehicle found belonged to them as well. The body was identified as Barbara Baker of Jolo, WV.

At this time officials with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office have reported this as a suspicious death and are asking the public for any information they may have. The body was sent to the WV Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for an autopsy.

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WELCH, WV (WVNS)– The McDowell County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in an ongoing investigation.

According to a post on their Facebook page, the department is investigating a death that happened in the Beartown area on March 31, 2023.

The department is asking anyone with information or video surveillance from that area between the evening hours of March 31 and the early morning hours of April 1 to contact their office at (304) 436- 8523.

This is an ongoing investigation and details are limited. Stick with 59News as we learn more.