West Virginia State Police believe there may be a connection between the recently discovered body of Joshua Oberg and the case of a Buckhannon man missing since last week.
Luke Stout was last seen between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on July 18 at his residence on Hickory Flat Road in Upshur County. He was wearing blue jeans, a black sleeveless shirt and black tennis shoes with neon green laces. He is described as being 5 feet, 6 or 7 inches tall and weighing between 120 and 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
A statement from the state police says that the agency has received many calls from the public indicating there is a relation between the two cases. The state police said it is "actively following up on all leads," and those having any information should contact their local detachment of the state police or submit information to www.wvcrime.com. Police have not offered any comments as to what the alleged relationship between the two cases could be.
A volunteer search and rescue team has been combing the area where Stout was believed to have been last seen, but has not uncovered any evidence as to his whereabouts.
Oberg's remains were discovered buried in a shallow grave along Bull Run Road in Upshur County on Monday.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the discovery.
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