POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene of an area near Flood Road where skeletal remains were found on Saturday afternoon.
In a news release, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that deputies were notified on Saturday afternoon by an individual who had been hiking in the woods off of Flood Road when he came upon what appeared to be skeletal remains of a person. That individual contacted that sheriff’s office and deputies responded and secured the scene.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation had been contacted and was unable to respond to the scene until Sunday where they will process the scene for evidence. Deputies remained at the scene all night long to keep the scene secured until BCI was able to arrive.
A search warrant was executed at the property where the remains are located.
As of Sunday evening, all of the remains have been collected by BCI and the coroner’s office and have been sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office where dental identification is to be completed.
“There is no connection between this case and the case last weekend in the village of Middleport in which a body was located along the riverbank,” said Wood. No updates have been made available on the Middleport case.
The Daily Sentinel will provide updates as the information is made available.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.