Officials plan autopsy to ID body found on banks of Mahoning River in Struthers
An autopsy is planned for Monday morning on the body found on the banks of the Mahoning River on Saturday.
Dr. Joseph Ohr, medical examiner with the Mahoning County Coroner’s Officer, said that the body of a man was found Saturday afternoon by two men fishing at the Mahoning River.
Ohr said the fishermen were in Struthers on the northern shore of the river and saw the body when they crossed a bridge over to the southern shore.
“He had washed up on the shore, and the two fishermen were on the north shore and one came across the bridge,” Ohr said.
“There was a fallen tree that was partially in the river, and beneath the tree was the body face down.”
The fishermen called Struthers police, who are investigating with the coroner’s office.
Ohr said the body was so badly decomposed that an age or race couldn’t be immediately determined but the man has short, dark brown hair and no facial hair.
An autopsy, full X-Ray and dnetal examination will be performed Monday, Ohr said.