Man found dead on sidewalk in Parkersburg; no foul play suspected, police say

Published: Oct. 17, 2019 at 10:52 AM EDT
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No foul play is suspected in the death of a Raleigh County man whose body was found on the sidewalk near the Wood County Schools bus garage on 19th Street in Parkersburg, police said.

Police identified the man as as William D. Rood, 33. His body was found shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Police Chief Joseph Martin said his death does not appear to be suspicious and that there were no obvious signs of injury or trauma.

His body was taken to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.