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    Marshall University Student’s Body Recovered From River


    BARBOURSVILLE–  Police in Barboursville say the body of a Marshall University student has been recovered in a river three days after he jumped over an Interstate 64 bridge following a crash.

    Police Chief Mike Coffey tells media outlets that the state medical examiner’s office identified the body of 22-year-old Mitchell Higgins of Sistersville.

    Police say Higgins was the driver of a car involved in an accident early Saturday near the I-64 Merritt Creek Exit in Barboursville. Police say Higgins then jumped from a bridge spanning the Guyandotte River. His body was found Tuesday.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More