Authorities in Parkersburg looking into death on 19th Street

PARKERSBURG — City police say the death of a man whose body was found on 19th Street early Wednesday morning does not appear to be suspicious.

The body of William Daniel Rood Jr., 33, of Oak Hill, was found shortly after midnight near the former Ohio Valley Trading Post and CVS location at 19th Street and St. Marys Avenue, Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said. There were no indications of foul play or obvious signs of trauma, he said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday but results had not been received as of Thursday afternoon, Martin said. Police are attempting to get more information by locating a woman who came to the area with Rood, he said.


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