Body found in Wise County, Va., identified as man missing since summer

WISE CO., VA (WJHL) – A body found at the Guest River Gorge in Coeburn, Va., this past weekend was identified as that of a man missing since August.

Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oaks said the body of Cody Allen Deel, 24, Coeburn, was identified by the state medical examiner in Roanoke, Va. His body was found by hikers Sunday afternoon. He was reported missing Aug. 10 to Coeburn police.

Deel’s cause of death was still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call Wise County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tim Wagner at 276-328-3566 or via email at Tips may also be sent to

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