UPDATE: Man's Body Recovered from Kanawha River

UPDATE 5/15/15 @ 5:45 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators do not suspect foul play after a man's body was found in the Kanawha River.

The man's body was found Wednesday night near the old Huck Finn's Restaurant in Dunbar.

Thursday, detectives with the South Charleston Police say they believe the elderly man's body had been in the water for weeks.

An autopsy was completed and they say there were no signs of foul play.

The man's name has not been released.

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UPDATE 5/14/14 @ 9:55 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The body of a man recovered Wednesday night from the Kanawha River will be sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office to determine his name and cause of death, South Charleston Police say.

The man's body was found about 8 p.m. Wednesday near the old Huck Finn's restaurant.

Police said the body was fully clothed. It was unclear how long the body had been in the river. Police are checking with other agencies about possible missing persons cases.

Dunbar Police, the Dunbar Fire Department and the South Charleston Fire Department assisted in the recovery of the body. South Charleston Police have jurisdiction in the case.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/14/14 @ 8:45 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Police recovered a body Wednesday night along the Kanawha River bank.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com a man out in his boat spotted the body and called Metro 911.

The body was found near the old Huck Finn's restaurant about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

There was no word if the body recovered was a man or a woman.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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