Deputies were called to a home on White Oak Hill Road in Bailey Monday about a possible assault. During a follow-up investigation, they learned that Michael Dale Morrisette Jr. was missing and had not been seen or heard from since Monday.
Authorities found Morrisette's body in a wooded area behind the home. The cause of his death was not released.
Trey Lee Emerson, 21, of Bailey, is charged with first-degree murder. He was custody in Wednesday in Norfolk, Va. No other information was released.
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