Police: Body found in Worthington Creek

PARKERSBURG – A body was found on the banks of Worthington Creek in Parkersburg on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Parkersburg Police were summoned to the 1900 block of Staunton Avenue at 4:03 p.m., said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin. An unidentified person traveling in a canoe on Worthington Creek discovered the body and called it in.

The deceased has been identified, but police did not release that information Tuesday night because immediate family had not been notified, Martin said. The person died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.

The deceased has been declared the only suspect in the death of a different man on Saturday on Lulu Street in Parkersburg, Martin said.

Additional details will be released on Wednesday, Martin said.