Body pulled from Ohio River ID'd as missing NKY man

Mark Allen Smith, 51 (Source: Independence PD)
Mark Allen Smith, 51 (Source: Independence PD)

INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - Police identified a body pulled from the Ohio River over the weekend as an Independence, Ky. man who went missing nearly two years ago.

The body was found Saturday morning in a section of the river near California, Ohio. Authorities confirmed Tuesday the victim was 51-year-old Mark Allen Smith, who was last seen Feb. 17, 2012.

Independence Police previously asked for the public's help in locating Smith, stating in March 2012 that all established leads had been exhausted.

The case remains under investigation.

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