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UPDATE: Elkins Police Identify Body Found in Tygart Valley River

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--Update--

The Elkins Police Department has identified the body found in the Tygart River Monday as Jody Coontz, 41 of Elkins.

Police said the mother of the victim had contacted 911 at approximately 7 p.m. on November 11, after Coontz had not made it home.

Police then began canvassing of the area close to Coontz's residence at Easy Street Apartments in Elkins.

At approximately 1 p.m. on November 12, an Elkins police officer discovered a body in the river during a search on Barron Avenue, which runs parallel to the apartment complex, police said.

Randolph County EMS and the Elkins Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted in pulling the body out of the water.

Police said the investigation is on-going but no foul play is suspected.

Coontz was a substitute teacher for Randolph County Schools, police said.

--Original Story--

Officials in Randolph County recovered a body in the Tygart Valley River around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The body has not been identified, but Elkins Police said it was a man.

Crews were called to the scene, near Easy Street behind McDonald's. Authorities said it isn't known how long the body had been in the river.

The State Medical Examiner and Randolph County EMS responded to the scene.

The Elkins Police Department is investigating.