EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WYTV) – A rescue team pulled a vehicle from the Ohio River this afternoon. Inside, police say was the body of a missing East Liverpool man.
The truck was pulled from the water around 3:30 p.m.
Divers were looking for Steve House, the 44-year-old reported missing by his wife on Monday. The East Liverpool man was last seen driving a tan Chevy Silverado.
Police are trying to determine the circumstances that led to the truck ending up in the water.
Witnesses said they saw a truck drive off the Jennings Randolph Bridge and into the river Saturday morning, the Morning Journal reported.
Chester Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Hissam says that a review of surveillance video of the area near the bridge did show lights falling from the bridge about the time of the crash, although not specifically a vehicle.
East Liverpool Police and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation.
“They utilized sonar, which gave us images of the bottom. We went off those images and sent a diver down in the water, because we located one truck yesterday,” said Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Waide.
That truck was determined not to be House’s as investigators say it appears to have been there for about 20 years.