UPDATE: Body found behind Maggie Walker school under I-95

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  The Richmond Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body in a ravine in the 1000 block of Lombardy Avenue behind Maggie Walker Governor's School this morning.

Police were called to the scene at 8:53 a.m. When they arrived, officers found a black male lying on the ground in an area underneath an elevated section of Interstate 95 between the Boulevard and Belvidere exits, off the Maggie Walker property.

Police say a tentative identification was made but will not be released pending notification of next of kin. Police say the tip came from a homeless person that had been in the area. Richmond Police are conducting a death investigation and are waiting for a determination of cause and manner of death by the medical examiner.

Anyone with any information about the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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