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JayShawn Fountain Obituary, Body of Wilkins Township teen identified in Ohio River after 1 year missing

JayShawn Fountain Obituary, – The body of a teenager who had been missing for over a year was discovered on the shoreline of the Ohio River and has now been positively identified as JayShawn Fountain of Wilkins Township by the Wellsville Police Department in Ohio. The department was alerted to the discovery on April 5, 2023, at the 1600 block of Riverside Avenue.

Initially estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, Fountain’s body was taken to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, where attempts to identify him using DNA and fingerprints were unsuccessful. Despite checking missing person reports in local and surrounding states, Fountain was not identified until June 2024. He had disappeared on Feb. 24, 2023, after not returning home from Propel Braddock Hills High School, and his book bag was found in Wilkinsburg, where he usually switched buses after school. No further details about Fountain’s death have been disclosed.

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