Burned body identified

McCONNELSVILLE – Morgan County officials have released the name of the person whose burning body was found along a road on July 25.

The body has been identified as Phillip Lawrence Kimbro Jr., 24, of Lorain, Ohio, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

Kimbro’s body was found by utility workers early Thursday morning along Morgan County Road 15 in Union Township, officials said. Kimbro’s last known address in 2011 was 2501 Homewood Drive in Lorain.

The body was sent for an autopsy in an attempt to identify the deceased, officials said. The man’s identity was discovered through a fingerprint match around 2 p.m. Friday, police said.

The identity of the victim was not released earlier pending notification of family members, the sheriff’s office said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

According to a press release Tuesday from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Kimbro has an “extensive” record.

Additional details on the investigation or possible suspects were not released Tuesday night.