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California woman’s body found along Ohio River in WVa

Crime Scene
Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 02, 2023

LEON, W.Va. (AP) — A body found along the Ohio River in West Virginia has been identified as a California woman missing since December, authorities said Thursday.

Agnieszka K. Drelich-Smith of Beverly Hills, California was visiting family when she went missing on Dec. 12 in the area around the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. Her body was found on Feb. 22 at the Leon boat landing along the Ohio River and was identified on Tuesday, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The National Park Service, which had been searching the New River Gorge area since the time of her disappearance, has notified her family, the statement said.