Authorities investigate body found near river

POMEROY, Ohio – Authorities are investigating a body found along the Ohio River on Saturday in Meigs County.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood reported deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office discovered an unidentified body around 11 a.m. Saturday along the shore of the Ohio River near Portland, Ohio, in Meigs County.

Deputies as well as investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Investigation and Identification, Meigs County Coroner’s Office, and West Virginia authorities were called to the scene.

Wood said authorities had a person of interest in custody Sunday in West Virginia. No further information was available Sunday.