Monday, February 6, 2023

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies find body in the woods near Tabb Library

A body was found on Monday morning in the 100 block of Long Green Boulevard in York County. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
A body was found on Monday morning in the 100 block of Long Green Boulevard in York County. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
UPDATE (September 13, 2021): Robert A. Carroll, Jr. has been sentenced to twelve years in prison in connection to this case. To learn more, read the update from WYDaily published on September 13, 2021.

Authorities said a body was found in a wooded area in York County Monday and they are asking for the public’s help.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies received a call Monday about a “suspicious incident” near the 100 block of Long Green Boulevard, said sheriff’s Capt. Tommy West. The area is near the YMCA and Tabb Library.

Shelley Ward, spokeswoman for YPSO, said a passerby had been walking a dog in the area when the animal pulled the passerby over toward a spot near the woods. The body was hidden under leaves and the passerby didn’t see it. However, the passerby felt there was something wrong and called YPSO around 7:25 a.m. on Monday.

Deputies found a body in the wood line near the area.

YPSO is currently not releasing any identifying information about the body. The body is being sent to the medical examiner who will most likely start working on it tomorrow, Ward said.

Authorities are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in that area, specifically in the YMCA and Tabb Library parking lots, to call the crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the YPSO at 757-890-3621 and reference case No. 2001288.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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