Body found along Ohio River across from Beckjord Power Station

Posted: 1:33 PM, Sep 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-27 21:23:56Z

MELBOURNE, Ky. -- A body found Tuesday morning along the Ohio River appears to be a man missing since last week.

Dustin Meadows, 39, was last seen Sept. 20.

Dustin Meadows

A search crew of family and friends found his body on a riverbank across from the Beckjord Power Station at about 10:30 a.m.

Meadows had a home in Melbourne about a half-mile from where searchers found his body.

"His kayaks were all there, so I knew he wasn't out on one of those," older brother Dave Meadows said Tuesday. "So I don't know if he was out swimming. He would go out there all the time. He was a river nut, he just loved it down there. I don't know what happened."

Meadows was born and raised in Fort Thomas and graduated from Highlands High School in 1996.

The Campbell County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy.


Mark Collier, publisher and editor of WCPO news partner Fort Thomas Matters, contributed to this report. Read his story here.