Boat crew spots body in Ohio River

Published: May. 23, 2020 at 11:11 AM EDT
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A man’s body has been recovered from the Ohio River.

Kenova Police say the body was first spotted by a boat crew near the 13th Street train trestle just before 9:30 Saturday morning.

Responders set up a command post at Virginia Point Park close to where the body was recovered.

At this time, no foul play is suspected.

The man’s identity is not known at this time.

Police say he appears to be 40 to no more than 50 years old.

He is a white man with red shaded hair, a mustache, and goatee. He has a scar on his right shin.

He was wearing blue jeans, a Harley Quinn T-shirt, and also had a red longsleeved shirt.

Kenova Police Chief Bob Sullivan tells WSAZ that they have checked missing persons reports from around the area, and none match the man’s description.

He says the medical examiner estimates the body has been in the water for 7 to 10 days.

Because of how the water has been flowing this week, investigators are having a difficult time estimating where the body went into the river.

Anyone who may have an idea of who the man is, should contact Kenova police.

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