Body found in river identified

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the identity of a body found in the Ohio River near Chester earlier this month.

In a statement issued this afternoon, officials confirmed the female body as that of Sharone Napua Nakoa, 32, of Monaca, Pa.

Nakoa had been reported missing with the Monaca Police Department on Feb. 19, 2014.

The body, found April 16, was identified by the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office, which notified Hancock County officials this morning.