JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF)– The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed that the body found in Jefferson County is 48-year-old, Robert O. Barnes.

Officials say he was found dead near a pull-off right inside Fernwood State Forest off of County Road 26 Thursday around 6:30 PM.

OSHP investigative services out of Cambridge are assisting the Wintersville Post on this investigation.

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