Body found in river identified


By John Conley - [email protected]



A body discovered in the Guyandotte River at Corinne has been idenitfied.

Wyoming County Sheriff C.S. Parker said the woman is Vanessa Halsey, 42, of Amigo.

The body was spotted by a motorist on Thursday at 1:15 p.m., Parker reported.

“It had been in the water about five days,” he commented.

The body was recovered under the bridge at Corinne.

The Mullens Fire Department assisted with the recovery.

Parkers says foul play is not suspected at this time.

“We’re still investigating,” he stated.

Halsey had not been reported missing, Parker noted.

Parker, Chief Deputy Jimmy White, Lt. Tommy Blankenship and the Mullens VFD took part in the investigation.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

By John Conley

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