Unidentified body found in river

Body found in Kanawha River
Body found in Kanawha River(WSAZ)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 7:24 PM EST
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MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A body has been found in the river at Tech Marina in Montgomery, according to police.

Montgomery Police Chief Paris Workman confirms that the unknown body was found around 10:30 am on Friday.

He said a man first alerted police of the body.

“He was going to hide his bicycle in the weeds and come back and get it later and he happened to look in the river and spotted the body,” he said.

Workman said the body was stuck on a log near the edge of the Kanawha River.

First responders rushed to the scene but said it became clear the person was in the river for quite some time.

“We don’t have any identification yet of the body but I can tell you that it’s a male,” Workman said.

Police are hopeful the combination of fingerprints and dental records will lead to the identity.

They’re also trying to figure out if the person is related to any current missing person cases.

This is a developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for more information.