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Body found along Ohio River in Meigs County

Police say a body was found Sunday night along the riverbank of the Ohio River. (Bing Maps)

A body was found Sunday night along the riverbank of the Ohio River.

Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift said officers and Middleport Fire Department were searching for a missing person when the body was found.

Swift said in a news release they were looking for Airiel Derifield, who has been missing since Tuesday.

The county coroner was on the scene, but did not give a positive identification of the body.

The body was taken to Montgomery County for an autopsy and positive ID.

Police have not released any other details at this time.

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