A body found in West Virginia might be that of a missing Christiansburg man.
Authorities have been searching for 86-year-old Siegfried Holzer for more than three weeks. He was last seen on February 23 after a trip to a local repair store.
Security cameras showed Holzer at the counter dropping off a chain saw for repairs. When he didn’t return home, a GPS locater showed his car in Hardy County, almost three hours away.
The Hardy County Sheriff’s Office found his vehicle around the 11000 block of State Road 55 in Baker, W.Va. and initiated a search. Three different search efforts had not found any sign of the man, but on Wednesday, a body was found just a short distance from where his car was left sitting.
The remains have been sent to a medical examiner’s office and police are awaiting positive identification.
The investigation remains ongoing, and no other details are available at this time.
News Messenger staff report