Friday, January 27, 2023

Unidentified Body Recovered in Retention Pond in New Town Neighborhood

WILLIAMSBURG — James City County Police recovered the body of a black man in a retention pond in the 5000 block of Olive Drive in a New Town residential area Wednesday morning.

A pedestrian found the body while walking along the roadway of the area.

James City County Police and Fire responded to the scene and recovered the body at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 25. The body has been taken to the Medical Examiners’ Office in Norfolk. 

The victim has yet to be identified. 

James City County Police request anyone with information about the incident to contact Investigator Logan English at 757-603-6033 or logan.english@jamescitycountyva.gov. Information can also be given to the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, or tips may be submitted online at p3tips.com. Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

JCCPD said this is an ongoing suspicious death investigation.

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