UPDATE: Investigators identify body found in Gallia County

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GALLIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTAP) UPDATE: 11/6/2018, 3:33 PM

Investigators have released the name of a woman whose body was found in the woods in Gallia County on Sunday afternoon.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin and Gallipolis Police Chief Jeff Boyer identified the victim as Miranda Thompson, a woman who had previously been reported as a missing person to the Gallipolis Police Department.

A person called 911 after they found the woman's body in a wooded area in Gallipolis Township around 1:00 PM Sunday

Investigators say at this time they are still investigating the cause of Thompson's death and no other details are available yet in this case.


ORIGINAL STORY: 11/5/2018, 1:04 PM

Gallia County authorities are investigating after a body was found in the woods Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Matt Champlin said authorities were called to the scene in Gallipolis Township after someone found the body shortly before 1:00 PM.

Authorities are not releasing the person's name pending notification of family members.

The sheriff's office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are handling the case.