Friday, January 27, 2023

Man found dead in Hampton, police say

Hampton Police are a death investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch, authorities said (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)
Hampton Police are conducting a death investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch. (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)

HAMPTON — Police here have closed eastbound traffic between Southerland Drive and Chichester Avenue Wednesday afternoon after a man was found dead in a ditch.

At approximately 12:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Mercury Boulevard and found an unresponsive man lying in a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

According to the department’s news release, the cause of death is unknown and it is unclear how long traffic will be closed between Southerland Drive and Chichester Avenue, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the man can call police at 757-727-611 or the crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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