Missing mans believed to have been recovered

Officers from the Portsmouth Police Department have located remains, believed to be that of a 57 year old man who was reported missing to Portsmouth Police on Friday, June 28, 2019. Terry Cupp was last seen around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in the area of the intersection of 9th Street and Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth after picking up medication at a local pharmacy.

Acting upon geographic location data retrieved from his cell phone, officers began searching an area along State Route 73/104 this morning. Based upon cell phone data, it is believed that Cupp walked from Portsmouth, along the highway, toward his residence.

Shortly before noon, officers discovered remains believed to be that of Mr. Cupp. Along with the remains, officers discovered personal property, to include his prescription, along the guardrail. Based upon evidence at the scene, it appears that the deceased may have been sitting on or near the guardrail prior to falling over the embankment. No foul play is suspected at this time.

The body was recovered with the assistance of the Portsmouth Fire Department. An autopsy will be conducted to positively identify the remains and to determine cause of death. Anyone with additional information can call the investigating officer, Steve Brewer at (740)354-1600.

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