Man’s name released whose body was found in the Ohio River

Body recovered from Ohio River
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 3:58 PM EDT
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UPDATE 5/20/22 @ 4:50 p.m.

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - The name of a man whose body was found earlier this week in the Ohio River has been released.

William Clements, 36, of Huntington, was the victim, Boyd County Coroner Mark Hammond said Friday.

Clements’ body was found Tuesday in an area near downtown Ashland.

Hammond said homicide has been ruled out as a cause of death, but the investigation will continue.


ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) – Crews on Tuesday recovered a body from the Ohio River near Ashland, according to the Ashland Police Department.

Someone reported seeing the body around 11:30 a.m. from an area near downtown Ashland.

Crews confirm the body was removed from the river later Tuesday afternoon.

Boyd County Coroner Mark Hammond says the body, which is male, did not have identification, so the coroner’s office has been doing fingerprints and performing an autopsy.

The Boyd County Coroner has released a description of the body:

-6′2 in height, weighing 242 lbs.

-Brown eyes.

-Short, quarter-inch black hair and beard.

-No tattoos and no scars.

-Age reference is between 20 to 40 years of age.

-Clothing at the time of discovery: Green 2XL green T-shirt with “Fire Side Grill” on the shirt-- this lead has been followed and it is an old design from the restaurant.

-Black & Red 2 XL basketball shorts and size 15 K-Swiss black basketball shoes.

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