Body Identified As Proctorville Man

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WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Thu, Jun 7, 2012 8:10 am

A body found in a river has been positively identified as a missing man and his death is being investigated as a murder.

Lawrence County sheriff's deputies say a body found along the Ohio River in Glenwood, West Virginia on May 22 is that of James Alan Lawson, of Proctorville, Ohio.
 
Detectives say they are working with West Virginia State Police on the investigation and are collecting evidence.
 
Investigators say they believe Lawson was murdered, but will not elaborate on how he died. 
 
They also say they are still working to figure out where the murder happened.
 
Lawson was last seen on April 28.
 
His wife, Paula Lawson, says she last saw him about 10 a.m. when he left their Proctorville home, headed to Ironton to check on some rental property he owned.
 
Police later found Lawson's car abandoned at a baseball field in West Huntington.
 
No suspects or persons of interest have been named in this case.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence County, Ohio Sheriff's Office or West Virginia State Police in Mason County.
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