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UPDATE: Body Found in Pine Creek in Scioto County Identified


UPDATE 6/18/13 @ 2:45 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – Investigators have identified the woman's body found floating in Pine Creek, off of the Ohio River in Wheelersburg on Monday.

The Scioto County Sheriff says the body of Jennifer Sue Shepherd, 34, of Franklin Furnace, was identified through fingerprints and her tattoos.

The Sheriff says Shepherd was last seen in Portsmouth by an elderly friend at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the area of Murray's Pub and the Fast Stop convenience store.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com that Shepherd has previous prostitution arrests.

Autopsy results are not complete, so at this time there is no word on how Shepherd died.

Shepherd’s body was found by two people walking for help.
after their car broke down on U.S. 52.

Anyone with information on this case is being asked to contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-354-7566

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ORIGINAL STORY 6/18/13 @ 9:43 a.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A woman's body has been found in Pine Creek in Scioto County, Ohio.

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office says they received a call Monday afternoon from two people whose car broke down on US 52. They said while they were walking for help, they saw a body floating in Pine Creek, off of the Ohio River in Wheelersburg.

Deputies, the Ohio DNR, Ohio Highway Patrol and the Porter Township Fire Department recovered the body from the water.

Sheriff Donini says the woman is believed to be 40 to 50 years old. She was around 5'8" and 130 pounds. The woman had shoulder length blonde hair. She did have tattoos, but they are not being released at this time.

Sheriff Donini says this is not the body of Megan Lancaster, who has been missing from Portsmouth. They were able to make that determination from the tattoos.

The body has been sent to the Montgomery County Morgue for an autopsy.

If you have any information on the identity of the woman, or information about the case, call Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.

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


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