POMEROY, OH (WOWK) –
UPDATE (11/26/18 10:30 AM):
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says the skeletal remains located in the area of Flood Road in September have been identified.
Sheriff Wood stated that through DNA testing, investigators were able to determine that the skeletal remains were that of Eric P. Humphreys of Gallipolis, OH.
Humphreys was originally reported missing in the fall of 2016 by family members.
The remains were discovered on September 29th, 2018 by an individual that was reportedly hiking through the woods between Flood Road and Lincoln Heights in Pomeroy.
Sheriff Wood would like to thank the Pomeroy Fire Department for their assistance at that scene as well as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Meigs County Coroner’s Office, and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says human skeletal remains have been found off of Flood Road.
The sheriff’s office had been notified in afternoon of September 29th, by a hiker who discovered the remains while hiking in the woods off the road.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been contacted and will process the scene for evidence. A search warrant is currently being written.
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