UPDATE (9:06 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31): Portsmouth Police have released the name of the victim of a homicide investigation from Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Chad Sissel, of Portsmouth.

This is still an active investigation.


PORTSMOUTH, OH (WOWK) – A body was discovered in Portsmouth, Ohio, according to Portsmouth Police Department.

The discovery was made on Saturday at 4:52 p.m. in the 1200 block of Linden Avenue.

The home where a body was found in the 1200 block of Linden Ave. in Portsmouth, Ohio. (WOWK 13 News file/Taken by Reporter Anna King)

Officials confirmed the victim was a man, and they are now investigating this as a homicide.

The body was taken by the Scioto County Coroner’s Office to Montgomery County to determine the cause of death.

No other information on the victim has been released.