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UPDATE: Body Found in River Identified as Missing Man

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/28/13 @ 11:15 a.m.
PIKE COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police have identified the man's body found in the Tug Fork River in South Williamson, Ky.

The body has been identified as 41-year-old Chad Roberts of Rawl, W.Va.

Last month, police told WSAZ.com that Roberts was last seen about midnight on January 3 near the Harvey Street Bridge which crosses the Tug Fork River between Williamson, W.Va. and Pike County, Ky.

Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel said that Roberts had been drinking and riding an ATV with a friend when he got off the ATV because he was feeling sick. When his friend came back to pick him up, Roberts was gone.

KSP did not release how Roberts died.



UPDATE
PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police say a body was found in the Tug Fork River.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com that the body was found just after 12:30 Monday afternoon in the South Williamson area.

The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for identification and an autopsy.

No other information is being released at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



UPDATE 1/22/13
WILLIAMSON, WVa. (WSAZ) --- Williamson Police and the Mingo County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in trying to find a man who has been missing for three weeks.

Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel tells WSAZ.com that Chad Roberts, 41, of Rawl, which is just outside Williamson, was last seen on January 3.

Chief Rockel says Roberts was last seen by friends, shortly before midnight, near the Harvey Street Bridge which crosses the Tug Fork River into Pike County, Ky.

Rockel says he had been drinking and riding an ATV with a friend when he got off the ATV because he was feeling sick. When his friend came back to pick him up, Roberts was gone.

Roberts is 5'8", 150lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information that can help locate Roberts is urged to call either the Mingo County Sheriff's Department at 304-235-0300 or the Williamson Police Department at 304-235-2570.


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