Man found dead overnight in Wetzel County

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PROCTOR, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Wetzel County overnight by a coal miner leaving work around 12:30 a.m.

Officers say the man was found badly burned in the Hawkey Hill area near St. Joe's Parish in Proctor and the death is being considered suspicious.

State police will release more information Wednesday morning at a news conference in Moundsville. They are working to notify family members and following several leads of people missing in the area.

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