Body of missing person recovered in Muskingum River


By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

The body of a missing person being investigated by the City of Zanesville has been recovered in the Muskingum River.

The Zanesville and Falls Township fire departments removed the body around 4 p.m. along State Route 60, south of the 719 bridge.

According to Chief Doug Hobson of the Zanesville Fire Department, the search for the body began within city limits.

Boats were launched around 1 p.m., and crews came into contact with the body just before 2:30 p.m.

Hobson said the gap between when the body was found and when it was removed from the river was out of safety concerns due to a high river bank along SR 60.

The investigation is multi-jurisdictional, led by the Zanesville Police Department and Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office.