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Police say man who went missing after LIV Golf tournament has been found dead

August 07, 2023
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Eakin Howard

Police in Lewisburg, W.Va., said on Monday that the man who went missing on Saturday after attending the LIV Golf tournament at The Greenbrier was found dead.

Jarred Schultz, 39, of Barboursville, W.Va., disappeared around 11:40 p.m. Saturday in Lewisburg. Police said he was found not far from there Monday.

In an updated statement from the Lewisburg police on Monday, Chief Chris Teubert said, “At approximately 12:36 p.m. on August 7, 2023, the deceased body of a male believed to be Mr. Shultz was located in a wooded area near Interstate 64 and Route 219 in Lewisburg. There is no foul play suspected in this incident at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Shultz family and friends in this very difficult time.”

Schultz was last seen Saturday night and last heard from over text early Sunday morning. He was apparently spotted at the Brier Patch Bar & Grill near a Super 8 in Lewisburg before he disappeared. His friend stated that he turned around and Schultz was nowhere to be seen.

Megan Copley gave more details through Facebook as police began working with other law enforcement agencies to locate Schultz.

“As of 7:30am this morning, Jarred is still missing with no new updates. We have received so many messages from people asking so many questions. I’m sharing what we know and what’s happened this far, so you can share this post and get an update out.

“The boys were staying at the Super 8 in Lewisburg. After the tournament on Saturday, they went back to the hotel and went to the Briar Patch across the street for food. This is where they remained all evening until Jarred went missing. Bart last saw him in the parking lot of the Briar Patch, talking on his phone around 11:45pm and when he turned around he was gone. Our last known communication with him was a text to me at 12:39am Sunday morning. Bart was actively looking for him from the moment he disappeared. The police in Lewisburg have all the texts and information we have on our end to help them in the search.

“Bart drove to Lewisburg and picked Jarred up in Charleston at his work on Friday. Jarred left his truck at work and we confirmed yesterday afternoon that it is still there. The police in Lewisburg have pinged his phone, but it’s a 3-4 mile radius on the ping. This area has been searched, but there are also locations in this radius that are dangerous and can’t be searched safely by foot. Jarred’s phone has been dead since about 9am yesterday morning and there’s been no activity on his bank account.”

Jarred's wife, Lauren Schultz, also posted on Facebook stating that she is "very worried" and that if anyone has seen him or had any contact with him they should reach out to her.

Schultz was last seen wearing a pink polo, blue hat and grey shorts. Anyone with information should contact the police department and call 304-645-1626.