Saturday, January 7, 2012

Body Discovered in Canal

Richmond Police Department
Email Advisory 1/7/2012
Body Discovered in Canal

At approximately 2:10 p.m. a passerby in the 1900 block of Dock Street spotted a body in the canal and called police.

The Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Department responded and recovered the body of a male from the canal.

Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death and will attempt to identify the male.

The canal was partially drained due to routine maintenance being performed by the Department of Public Utilities but the maintenance was being expedited in order to assist an ongoing missing persons case being conducted by the Major Crimes unit of the Richmond Police Department.

The Department will release more information when it is available.

Anyone who has any information about this discovery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.