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Warren County, Virginia

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Press Release 10-2-18

Warren County, VA--On October 1st, 2018 the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing male identified as David Eugene Keister, 60 years of age, of 447 Western Lane in Warren County. Mr. Keister was reported to have walked away from his residence on September 29, 2018 during the daylight hours. The deputies performed a search of the area around his home on the night of October 1st but did not locate Mr. Keister.

On the morning of October 2nd, members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office tracking team, investigators and deputies began a search of the woods around the home. At approximately 12pm, the body of Mr. Keister was located near a creek in the woods near his residence. Canine teams from Dogs East were requested and were responding to the scene when the body was located. An autopsy will be performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office. No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Investigator Young at 540-635-4128.

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October 2, 2018

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron



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