UPDATE: Clarksburg Police identify body under bridge in Clarksburg


UPDATE (August 12, 2019):

Clarksburg Police have identified the body of a man that was found under the PFC Hotty Herrick Bridge on July 29.

According to police, the body was identified as Richard Jones, 54, of Clarksburg.

Police said that Jones had extensive medical history and do not suspect foul play, pending the outcome of the Medical Examiner report. 

There will be no follow up reports about this case, according to police.

ORIGINAL (July 29, 2019):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The body of a man was found on a creek bank under a bridge in Clarksburg on Monday afternoon.

The body was found on Tuna Street under the PFC Hotty Herrick Bridge, according to Harrison County EMS. Crews were called to the scene at 4:44 p.m. on Monday.

Clarksburg Police, Clarksburg Fire Department and Harrison County EMS responded to the scene. The medical examiner was also on scene.

Harrison County EMS said the man who was found dead is believed to be a homeless individual who frequently stayed in the area of Tuna Street. Officials said early indications are that they don’t believe foul play is involved.

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