Body found, believed to be person reported missing out of Alleghany Co.

Credit: Alleghany County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Alleghany County Sheriff's Office(Alleghany County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 4:07 PM EDT
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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Per the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office:

“Earlier today, the body of a deceased male was found in the general area where Matthew Walton was last seen on 7/27/22.

The body matches the general description of Walton. An official identification will be made by the medical examiner.

The remains have been transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

At this time no foul play is suspected.”

EARLIER STORY: The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Matthew Walton, 31, after he was last reported seen July 27 walking near Longdale Furnace Rd and Circle H Lane in Clifton Forge, VA.

Walton is around five-feet-11 inches, weighs about 155 pounds and has blue eyes.

Contact 540-965-1770 ext. 0 with information.

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