Body found in Meigs County

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MIDDLEPORT, Oh. (WSAZ) -- A body was found on the bank of the Ohio River in Middleport Sunday evening, according to Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift.

Middleport officers and Middleport Fire Department were searching the river bank for a missing person when they found a body.

The Middleport Police Chief reports County Coroner Dr. Whitely was on scene after the discovery of the body. No positive identification was made at the scene.

Officials say the body was transported to Montgomery County for an autopsy and positive ID.

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