January 19, 2024
Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at
approximately 3:28pm the 911 communication center received a call that a deceased person had been discovered. The caller advised that the remains were near the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 23 just north of the City of Portsmouth.
Sheriff Thoroughman advised that a deputy responded to initiate the investigation. Rosemount Fire Department responded and assisted in the retrieval of the body. The body was sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.
The coroner’s office was able to make a positive identification through the use of fingerprints. The
body has been identified as Wilbur Silvia, age 48, last known address was 3929 McDermott Pond
Creek, McDermott, Ohio. Silvia was last seen approximately one month ago. No missing report had been filed due to Silvia frequently taking off with no contact being made to family or friends for periods of time.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that no foul play is suspected at this time and that this is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091