Richard L. Hurt, Sr.
Richard A. Hurt, Sr.

GALLIPOLIS – A suspect is in custody in relation to the discovery of remains that may have a Gallia County connection to a missing person case.

According to Gallia County Sheriff, Joe Browning, the suspect has been taken to the Western Regional Jail.

The suspect, Richard A. Hurt, Sr., has been charged with one felony count of concealing a body.

The sheriff had earlier confirmed to the Gallia Hometown Herald that he was contacted by the Mason County Sheriff yesterday following the discovery of human remains in the backyard of a home in a subdivision off Oshel Road just outside of Point Pleasant. According to Sheriff Browning, there were indications that would lean toward a Gallia County missing person case.

This is an ongoing investigation and developing story. For more informaiton as it comes available, check back with the Gallia Hometown Herald.