RODNEY — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a female body was discovered at the eastbound U.S. 35 rest area Thursday afternoon.
According to law enforcement, the body of Wilma Wright, age 58, of Chillicothe, was discovered in a van parked in the lot of the U.S. 35 rest area. Gallia County Coroner Dan Whiteley was on scene, along with Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning. Wright’s body has been sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for autopsy. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
The death is under the continued investigation of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).