(05/14/2016)
Calhoun Prosecutor Shannon Johnson has confirmed that the body recovered from the Little Kanawha River Wednesday was Brad McCroskey, who is in his early 30s.

The body was sent to the WV Medical Examiners Office.

Johnson said, "I know there is much speculation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. McCroskey's death," having gone missing Saturday, May 7.

"Just prior to his disappearance, two local officers were attempting to make contact with Mr. McCroskey due to a possible traffic violation," she said.

"The officers were not involved in an active pursuit of Mr. McCroskey, but had witnessed traffic infractions and were attempting to find the vehicle."

"They were able to locate the vehicle Mr. McCroskey was driving, but were unable to locate him."

Johnson said, "Preliminary autopsy findings showed absolutely no signs of physical trauma or foul play. Toxicology results are pending and will not be available for some time."

McCroskey is the son of Charles and Sherry McCroskey of Grantsville, an honor roll graduate of Calhoun High School in 2002. Charles McCroskey is a part-time deputy with the Calhoun Sheriffs Department.

Prosecutor Johnson said, "I would first like to express my deepest condolences to Deputy Charles McCroskey and his wife, Sherry, on the loss of their son, speaking on behalf of the entire Calhoun law enforcement community, our hearts go out to you all, and we will hold your family in our prayers as you grieve."

ORIGINAL STORY: RESPONDERS RECOVER BODY FROM LITTLE KANAWHA RIVER NEAR GRANTSVILLE (5-13-2016)

Responders with the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, along with other volunteers, retrieved a body from the Little Kanawha River Wednesday evening, an area just west of the Grantsville town limits near WV Route 5.

Calhoun Sheriff Carl Ballengee did not comment on the identity of the body or the extensive river search that has been ongoing since Tuesday, mostly in the Grantsville area and east and west along State Rt. 5.

Sources close to the sheriff's department posted a missing person alert on Facebook, asking for help to locate the man who went missing last Saturday.

The posting said, "Brad McCroskey has been missing since Saturday. Anyone with info please contact Carl Ballengee at the Sheriff's Office 304-354-6333, if no answer call 304-354-9271."

McCroskey is the son of Charles and Sherry McCroskey of Grantsville, an honor roll graduate of Calhoun High School in 2002. Charles McCroskey is a part-time deputy with the Calhoun Sheriffs Department.

The body was taken to the Stump Funeral Home, but it was not learned if the remains were being taken to the WV State Medical Examiners Office.


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