York-Poquoson Sheriff’s investigators are working with the FBI, National Park Service and Virginia Marine Resource Commission to identify the body found at a beach picnic area Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said the body was that of an African American woman “who may be in her 60s.”
Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 600 block of Water Street in Yorktown, the beach picnic area, at around 12:03 p.m.
A person walking in the area told dispatchers of seeing a body near the shore.
No other details were immediately released.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have information on a missing person to call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Tips can also be sent to the sheriff’s office’s FB Tip Line at 757-890-4999, or 911.