4-7-2020 - The Glenville Police Department found the body of a Glenville man who went missing in early March, according to the Gilmer County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The office says Glenville police were informed that Roger Talbert, 38, of Glenville, had gone missing on March 4, and began a search for Talbert with the help of a hound handled by retired Calhoun County Sheriff Carl Balengee.

Officials say the hound led officers to a home near the bank of the Little Kanawha River where they believed Talbert had been staying. Multiple organizations were called to assist in searching for Talbert.

Multiple searches between March 11 and March 24, turned up no result. However, on April 3, officers received a call of a body near the Glenville Utility Waste Plant on April 3, officials say.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office and has now been positively identified as Talbert, officers said. A cause of death has yet to be determined.


38 year old, Roger William Talbert

GLENVILLE, W.Va. 3-17-2020 – The Glenville Police Department is still asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who went missing in the the area last week.

Officers with the Glenville Police Department said Roger William Talbert, 38, was last seen on Friday, February 28, on North Lewis Street in Glenville. Police said Talbert was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown work boots, a gray t-shirt, a brown Carhartt coat and a dark blue baseball hat.

Any person with any information on Talbert's whereabouts is being urged to contact Chief Benton Huffman of the Glenville Police Department Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 304-462-7411 and the Lewis-Gilmer 911 Center at 304-462-7306 after hours.

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