Investigation underway after body found in Southwest Virginia

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WISE CO., VA (WJHL) – An investigation is underway after a body was discovered by two hikers in Wise County Sunday afternoon.

According to Lt. Tim Wagner with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found near the Guest River Gorge in Coeburn, Virginia at about 2:30 p.m.

Wagner said that the body has been sent to a medical examiners office in Roanoke, Virginia.

He added that they are the very early stages of this investigation, and they hope to release more details on Monday.

WJHL will have the latest as this story develops.

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