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UPDATE: Body identified as man who went missing in Huntington, WV

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HUNTINGTON, WV -

UPDATE:

Police have confirmed that a body found on the west 17th Street Bridge is that of Randy Paul Martin.

According to the Huntington Police Dept., Randy Paul Martin was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Martin had been missing since last week.

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According to Huntington Police Dept., Huntington police and fire responded to a call from a passing boat that a person was lying on the lower girder on the west side of the bridge.

The bridge has been re-opened following the recovery of the body.

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ORIGINAL:

A body was found Monday morning on the West 17th Street Bridge in Huntington, WV. The call came in just after 11:30 a.m.

Both lanes of traffic are closed. Motorists should be aware of backups and delays in the area.

Keep checking wowktv.com for updates to this developing story.