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UPDATE: Police need help identifying body found in South Charleston

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Published: Apr. 19, 2016 at 10:37 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/21/16 @ 5:54 p.m.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police need help identifying a body found along the Kanawha River Tuesday.

South Charleston Police say it is a man believed to be 20 to 30 years old and of Hispanic descent. He appeared to be less than six feet tall and has a tattoo of Our Lady of Guadalupe in black ink on his left arm from his shoulder to his elbow.

Investigators say he had no identification but did have a crucifix in his pocket.

According to police, the body was discovered near McDonald Street and River Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday when kayakers out on the river noticed the body washed ashore and called 911.

Anyone with any information can contact the South Charleston Police Department at 304-744-5951.


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A body was discovered along the Kanawha River Tuesday night.

According to South Charleston Police Lt. P.C. Rader, kayakers out on the river noticed the body washed ashore and called 911.

The discovery was made near McDonald Street and River Avenue

Right now all police can say is that the body is that of an adult, but the person does not appear to elderly.

The discovery was made just after 8 p.m..

No other information is available at this time.

As soon as an identification is made and released we will pass it along to you.

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