MIDDLEPORT, Ohio – A body has been discovered along the river bank in Middleport, Ohio.

According to a statement from Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift, the body was discovered in the evening of Sept. 23, 2018. Middleport Police along with the Middleport Fire Department had been searching the river bank for a missing person, Airiel Derifield. Derifield has been missing since Tuesday, however, the identity of the deceased person has not been released yet. According to the statement, “No positive identification of the body was made at the scene. The deceased is being transported to Montgomery County for an autopsy and positive ID.”

Further details are to be released by the Middleport Police Department as they become available according to the statement.