UPDATE | Police confirm identity of body found in West Portsmouth

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WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 7/9/19 @ 5:57 p.m.
The Portsmouth Police Department has confirmed the identity of the body found in an embankment off the side of State Route 73/104 Tuesday morning.

Police found the man dead just after 11 a.m. in an embankment off the side of State Route 73/104 near the State Route 239 intersection.

Terry Cupp, 57, was last seen on June 26 at a pharmacy in downtown Portsmouth picking up a prescription. Police presume that he was walking back to his home when he passed out from heat exhaustion while leaning on a guardrail, then tumbled down the embankment.

The missing persons report on Cupp stated that he had been suffering from terminal illness.

"Anytime you're out in the heat, make sure you stay hydrated," Portsmouth Chief of Police Robert Ware said. "Especially if you take medications or you have a health condition that would make you susceptible to heat."

Portsmouth Police believe there was no foul play involved.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/9/19
Police officers are at the scene of a body found in West Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth Police Department discovered the human remains during a search Tuesday.

Police found the man dead just after 11 a.m. in an embankment off the side of State Route 73/104 near the State Route 239 intersection.

Investigators believe the man is someone who was reported missing earlier this year. Police used the man's cell phone records and GPS locations to find him.

Detectives are still on scene processing evidence. We're told the man will be identified after an autopsy.

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