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Former Belmont County official murdered

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One-time mayor of Powhatan found dead on Monday evening

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Belmont County authorities say a former mayor and businessman was found murdered on his property on Monday night.
According to Sheriff David Lucas, 73-year-old Marvin Brown - who once served as mayor of Powhatan Point - was found dead at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Lucas said Brown was shot and killed in a hunting cabin on his property on Powhatan Hill. The death is being considered a homicide.
The Belmont County Coroner and Ohio BCI were called to the scene on Monday night to assist.
Brown is the owner of Powhatan Construction and was mayor in 1985 and 1986.
Lucas said that there are currently more questions than answers, and authorities are asking the public for help trying to find the truth. Anyone with information is urged to call the Belmont County Sheriff's Office at 740.695.7933.

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