Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Police ID body pulled from water

NORFOLK —  Authorities here have identified the body found floating near Ocean View Fishing Pier Monday night as that of the 12-year-old North Carolina boy who went missing Saturday.

Davieon Askew and two other children were reported to be in distress in the water about 100 yards from the pier Saturday night. Police said the two other children were rescued by family members.

Multiple agencies responded and searched for Askew immediately after he was reported missing. The search was called off around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 9 p.m. Monday from someone who saw the body floating in the water at 414 W. Ocean View Ave.

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