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Missing man found dead

February 03, 1998

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man missing for nearly four weeks was found dead in his truck Monday off Butts Mill Road.

Police do not suspect foul play in the death of Roger Beard, 47, said Sgt. Rob Blair, of the West Virginia State Police in Martinsburg.

Beard was last seen by his family on Jan. 7, as he drove off to work at the IRS office in Martinsburg. City police later learned he had called in sick that day.

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Police did an aerial search of the county a few days later, but didn't spot Beard's 1988 Ford Ranger pickup.

At about 2 p.m. Monday, a farmer saw the truck and found Beard inside, Blair said.

The cause of death will be determined after toxicology reports are complete, Blair said.

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