Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Arrests made in connection with the body found in York County

Robert Carroll (left) and Kevin Dunn. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Norfolk City Jail)
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 have arrested two men in connection with the body found in a wooded area in York County.

Robert Carroll, 42, and Kevin Dunn, 43, are charged with unlawful disposal of a body.

Information on where the men are from was not immediately released — authorities said they are not from York County.

According to Norfolk City Jail online booking sheet, Carroll was booked on additional charges of strangulation resulting in wounding or bodily injury and concealing a dead body.

Both men are being held without bond.

No other information about the arrests was immediately released. Authorities would only credit the “combined efforts” of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, the Norfolk Police Department, “and many tips from our community…”

“As a result of the investigation, we were able to determine that the case originated in Norfolk and the victim was not a resident of York County,” according to a YPSO Facebook post.

Norfolk authorities said their investigation indicated the death happened in Norfolk.

The body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the official manner and cause of death.

The victim’s identity will be released once a next of kin is notified, authorities said.

“Police are not looking for any suspects,” according to a news release from Norfolk Police.

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.

Authorities 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.

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

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

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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