by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
DEVELOPING: Body Identified as Missing Guyandotte Woman

Sheriff's deputies labeled the death of Diane Bess, 20, of Huntington. a homicide. She disappeared Christmas Eve. Her body was found Friday along Rt. 10 in Salt Rock.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office at 304-743-1594 or the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-4444.

Councilman Rick Simmons has reassured Guyandotte neighbors that "Skip and Hank Dial have a few extra eyes on us." Simmons added that residents should , "Look out for one another....Call your neighbor check on them a couple times a day'.......Guyandotte has always looked out for each other......This community is close knit"

Bess had been last seen getting into a car going Christmas shopping. An autopsy revealed that she died from foul play, but the cause of death has not been revealed to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Simmons indicated that a prayer vigil is being organized in memory of the young woman.