UPDATE: Hopewell police investigating body found in river

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Tuesday evening at approximately 6:51 p.m. Hopewell Police received a 911 call from a citizen that a body had been found in the water in the 500 block of Water Street.

Hopewell Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene and discovered the body in the Appomattox River, near the confluence with the James River.

Investigators identified the body as Gloria M. Laslie, 75, of Hopewell. Laslie was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for an autopsy.

The autopsy determined that Laslie's cause of death was drowning. The Hopewell Police Department has concluded its investigation into this matter and has determined that there are no signs of any foul play.

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