Missing hiker from Martinsburg found dead

BEDFORD – A 65-year-old Martinsburg area man who was reported missing after failing to return from a hike was found dead in the woods on Sunday morning.

Robert Blair Miller of Henrietta Mountain Road, Woodbury Township, Bedford County, died of natural causes, state police at Bedford said Sunday.

Troopers from the Bedford barracks assisted with a search that started at 9 p.m. Saturday. Miller was reported to have left his residence at noon Saturday to hike in the state gamelands bordering his residence.

When Miller failed to return, family members contacted police who coordinated a search with members of the Martinsburg, Southern Cove, Roaring Spring, Saxton, Six Mile, East Freedom and Williamsburg volunteer fire departments.