Deceased Body Found in Chillicothe Identified as Missing Female

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Chillicothe Police have released the identity of woman whose body was found deceased in a wetland park off of North Bridge Street.

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In a release from Chillicothe Police Captain Larry Bamfield, Chillicothe Police Officers and personnel from the Ross County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the wetlands area, just south of River Trace Lane, near the former Max & Erma's, in reference to a body in the water, Monday evening.

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The body has since been identified as that of Linda L. Roach, 62, of Chillicothe. Ms. Roach had been reported missing by her family in November of 2018.

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Ms. Roach appeared to have been deceased for some time. An autopsy showed no trauma to her body. Toxicology results are pending.

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Chillicothe Police Detectives and the Ross County Coroner's Office continue to investigate.

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