Body found in Ohio River near Ambridge

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Police in Ambridge are attempting to identify the body of a man found in the Ohio River this afternoon.

The body of a white man about 30 years old was found about 2:15 p.m. by an employee at Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminals, which has an unloading dock in Ambridge, and was pulled from the water with the help of local firefighters.

The man, described by Ambridge police Chief James Mann as about 6 feet 2 inches or 6 feet 3 inches tall and about 230 or 240 pounds, was found hung up on a log between a barge and the riverbank.

Chief Mann said the man wasn't wearing a shirt and had no obvious signs of trauma, such as a gunshot or stab wound. There were no apparent tattoos. The chief estimated that the body had been in the water a few weeks and what little hair was left is brown. An autopsy is being conducted tonight by the Beaver County coroner.

The man was clothed in blue jeans, with workout pants or shorts with a wide gold stripe underneath. He also wore tan combat boots, a blue Ann Arbor Police rubber bracelet on his right wrist and a yellow "Live Strong" rubber bracelet on the other wrist.

Chief Mann said he called the Ann Arbor police and was told the department has not issued the bracelets in about 15 years.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 724-266-3270.


First Published March 24, 2014 4:53 PM


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