Michael Smith from Martinsburg was found dead in the woods on Sunday afternoon. At age 55, the Bedford County Coroner’s office said he died of natural causes.
Crews were out searching from 7:30 Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon around 2:00. Smith’s body was found about half a mile from the search headquarters. More than 100 people from 20 fire departments showed up to help search. There was also dog teams to help search. After about 18 hours of searching, searchers found the man’s body and the family received some closure. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. His body was found with his legs propped up and his hands on his stomach.