By Rachel Dove
NAUGATUCK - A Lenore resident who had left his home Tuesday evening to go raccoon hunting was reported missing Wednesday morning, and his body was discovered at about noon the same day after volunteers and EMS crews combed the mountainside where his ATV was discovered.
An employee with a mining company that operates in the former Marrowbone Development location at Naugatuck discovered a Rhino ATV belonging to Alvin Newsome, 63, on Wednesday morning, while attempting to access a water storage tank. Upon closer examination, he found a cellphone and an empty gun rack, and reported his find to officials. After the brother of the deceased reported he had not returned home from his hunt, a search ensued.
Newsome was found by searchers with the Lenore Fire Department and Mingo County Emergency Services, who were accompanied by concerned friends and family members. The body was in a remote location not accessible by vehicle, and had to be carried back to the roadway. When found, two dogs belonging to the deceased hunter were lying next to him.
Newsome’s body was taken to the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Chapel in Inez, Ky., at the request of the family. The deceased reportedly had suffered from a heart condition and is believed to have died from an apparent heart attack. No foul play is suspected.