Victim’s name released in suspicious death

Staff Report

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — The name of the victim whose death the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating has been released.

On Tuesday, a statement from Sheriff Matt Champlin said: “The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim involved in the suspicious death investigation which occurred on July 30, 2017. Robert R. Thivener, age 68, was found deceased at his residence on East Bethel Church Road in the late hours of July 30, 2017. We are continuing our investigation into details surrounding Mr. Thivener’s death and multiple agencies are working jointly to solve this case. As this investigation continues to unfold, further details will be released.”

On Sunday at approximately 11:04 p.m., the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on East Bethel Church Road regarding a suspicious death before finally detaining a person of interest Monday evening.

Champlin has also stated his office has been working on this case along with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

This is a developing story and the Gallipolis Daily Tribune will continue to update readers as information becomes available.

Staff Report