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UPDATE: 'Strong probability' body found in Raleigh Co. is missing Kanawha man

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The scene Wednesday afternoon; photo by Robert Pauley The scene Wednesday afternoon; photo by Robert Pauley
The scene Thursday morning; photo by Caroline Bach The scene Thursday morning; photo by Caroline Bach
HARPER HEIGHTS (WVVA) -- The body of a man found Wednesday afternoon in Harper Heights has been removed.  The crime scene is clear.  The investigation continues between Raleigh and Kanawha County authorities.

"Should this end up being who we believe it to be, then we'll simply release our information over to Kanawha County and continue to support them with any leads that generate here in Raleigh County," says Sheriff Steve Tanner, Raleigh County.

The man who police say there is a strong possibility the body belongs to is Kareem Hunter, 29, of Charleston.  Hunter went missing September 23.  This is an ongoing, high-profile homicide case in Kanawha County.

Kelsey Legg of Marmet, West Virginia is accused of felony murder of Hunter.  According to police reports, Legg lured Hunter to her apartment and killed him.

WVVA will continue to follow this story and let you know when there is official identification of the body.

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HARPER HEIGHTS (WVVA) - Investigators at the scene tell WVVA News that there is a "strong probability" that the remains discovered on Wednesday are those of Kareem Hunter, a Kanawha County man who has been missing since Sept. 23.
 
According to information from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Kelsey Legg is currently in jail on a felony murder charge in connection with Hunter's disappearance.
 
Investigators say Hunter's family has been notified of the investigation.
 
WVVA News will continue to pass along new information as it is released.
 
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HARPER HEIGHTS (WVVA) - Investigators from both Raleigh and Kanawha counties are at the scene this morning where two men discovered human remains in the Harper Heights area Wednesday afternoon.
 
WVVA's Caroline Bach reports from the site that a larger area has been taped off by authorities this morning.
 
No further information has been released. WVVA News will have more details as they become available.
 
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HARPER HEIGHTS, W. Va (WVVA)-- A body has been found in Raleigh County.

It happened in Harper Heights on Old Turnpike Road around 3:30 PM Wednesday.

Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner tells WVVA that two people found the decomposing remains near an abandoned house, in what appeared to be a shallow grave.

Tanner adds that investigators plan to work with a specialist, as well as other agencies, to determine its identity.

Police are not releasing any other details at this time.

Stay with us on air and online for the latest.

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HARPER HEIGHTS (WVVA) -- Police said a body was found in Raleigh County on Wednesday.

According to law enforcement, the discovery was made on Old Turnpike Road in Harper Heights around 3:30p.m.

WVVA has a crew on scene right now and is working to bring you additional details.

The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest.

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