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Identity of Henry County body confirmed

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HENRY COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Henry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identity of a body found in early August.

On August 8, the body of a white man was found at 5176 Appalachian Drive in the Fieldale area of Henry County.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke Virginia has positively identified the body as being Everett Odell Bivins Jr. through the use of DNA analysis.

The sheriff's office has ruled that the death is a homicide and is investigating Bivins' murder.

He was last seen on August 1 and was reported missing on August 5.

Anyone having information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.