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Dead body found on side of highway

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Update: Oak Hill (WVVA)- We are are learning more details on the investigation of a dead body found near the side of a highway in Fayette County.

Authorities say the body of a man was found around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday evening in a wooded area off of Route 16 in Oak Hill.

Due to the nature of the body, a positive ID cannot be made at this time. But police say he was found with the bicycle belonging to William Brubaker, 60, of Oak Hill. Brubaker went missing eight days ago. His family has been notified. 

The body has been removed and is being taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

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(WVVA)-Law enforcement is investigating a dead body found on the side of a highway in Fayette County . 

Captain Sizemore with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the body of a man was found in the woods just off of Route 16 near Oak Hill. His identity has not been given. The body was removed just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and placed in an ambulance.

WVVA has a crew on the scene. Look for more details on the Two Virginia's CW at ten and WVVA news at eleven.

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