Wheeling Police confirm a body was found on the back channel of the Ohio River late yesterday afternoon.
According to Public Information Officer Philip Stahl, the body had some evidence of decomposition.
The body will be sent to the Charleston Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
There are currently no missing person’s reports out of the City of Wheeling, though there are at least two men missing out of Jefferson and Belmont Counties in Ohio.
A fisherman made the original call to police at 4:50 in the afternoon after spotting the body.