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Update: Missing Lee County, Virginia man found dead

Photo: Lee County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook
Photo: Lee County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook(Lee County, Va. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 3:36 AM EST
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LEE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – 12/4/2020 Update: Authorities say a missing man from Lee County has been found dead.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office tells CBS affiliate WJHL the body of 59-year-old Danny Jesse was found in the Pennington Gap area.

Officials say he died from exposure.

Jesse had been missing from the Dryden area of the county since Monday.

Original Story:

The Lee County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 59-year-old man who was last seen Monday morning.

According to a post from the sheriff’s office, Danny Jesse was last seen on Monday, November 30 in the Dryden, Virginia area near Chestnut Grove.

Jesse is described as being 5′8″ and weighs 140 pounds. Investigators say he may have a full beard unlike the picture of him shared.

He has black and gray hair.

Anyone with information on Jesse’s location is asked to call 276-346-7777.