Body found in Sheridan area

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SHERIDAN — Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies responded after a body was found on Sunday in the Sheridan area.

A kayaker spotted the body on the bank of the Ohio River in the vicinity of McGinnis Inc. at 11 a.m., Sheriff Jeff Lawless said. He said deputies took a marine patrol boat and recovered the body of a male, following the report.

The Lawrence County Coroner also responded to the scene. Lawless said the subject has been identified, but the name has not been released yet.

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According to media reports, the body was turned over to Huntington Police Department.