W.Va. teen’s body found in Ohio, man arrested

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the death of a West Virginia teenager.

Police tell media outlets that a body found in Meigs County, Ohio, has been identified as that of 16-year-old Erika Brown of Cross Lanes, West Virginia. Brown was reported missing Aug. 10.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood says an Ohio trooper arrested 36-year-old Ernest M. Roach of Racine, Ohio, on Saturday on a federal warrant obtained by authorities in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Roach is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in West Virginia.

Campers found Brown’s body on Saturday along the banks of the Ohio River in Portland, Ohio.

Wood says Roach will face a murder charge in Ohio.



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