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A body found on Hart's Run in Cameron Monday night may be that of Derek Midcap, who escaped from the West Virginia Correction Authority over the weekend.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, the clothes on the body matched the description of the clothes Midcap was last seen wearing.

The body was discovered at the bottom of a pole that had electrical wires cut at the top.

The man's face was too decomposed to make a positive identification.

Cecil says that the department is assuming the body belongs to Midcap but says they are waiting until the State Medical Examiner's Office makes a positive identification.  

Midcap escaped custody while on work release on June 13. He was originally convicted of attempted grand larceny and breaking and entering.