Human Remains Found Near Portsmouth, Ohio: Investigation Underway
In a tragic incident, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department has reported the discovery of human remains near the city of Portsmouth, Ohio. The 911 Communications Center received a distressing call on Wednesday at approximately 3:28 p.m., regarding a deceased body found near the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 23, just north of Portsmouth. The body has been identified as that of Wilbur Silvia, a 48-year-old resident of McDermott, Ohio, and has been sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for further examination.
Sheriff David Thoroughman has assured the public that foul play is not suspected at this time. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Silvia’s death is still ongoing. It was revealed that Silvia had last been seen approximately one month ago, but no missing person report had been filed due to her lack of communication with friends and family regarding her whereabouts.
Upon receiving the initial report, a deputy from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department promptly initiated the investigation. The Rosemount Fire Department also responded to the scene and provided assistance in retrieving the body. The body was later transferred to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about Silvia or the circumstances leading to her death to come forward. Sgt. Jodi Conkel can be contacted at (740) 351-1091.
Portsmouth, Ohio, a city located in Scioto County, has a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Known for its rich history and charming riverfront views, Portsmouth is a close-knit community that values the safety and well-being of its residents. The discovery of human remains near this peaceful town has left many in shock and mourning.
The investigation into Wilbur Silvia’s death will continue as authorities work tirelessly to uncover the truth. The community is encouraged to remain vigilant and provide any information that may aid in the investigation. The Scioto County Sheriff’s Department is committed to ensuring justice for Silvia and her loved ones during this difficult time.