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Wheeling Police Identify Body Found Near Ohio River

Wheeling Police and Fire department members work last week on recovering the body of a man found on the banks of the Ohio River. (Photo by Alan Olson)

The man found dead on the banks of the Ohio River last week has been identified as Wheeling resident Brandon C. Snyder, the Wheeling Police Department announced Monday.

Snyder, 31, was found dead near the river Thursday morning, after a pedestrian on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge reported seeing him around 9:30 a.m.

As of Monday, the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office has not released a cause of death, and the matter is still under investigation.

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