Police investigate two suspicious deaths

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Two Saturday afternoon deaths have investigators in Richmond and Henrico looking for answers.

Around 1:30 p.m. police Henrico received a report of a corpse lying in a wooded area off Rural Drive and Fayette Ave. just west of Richmond International Raceway.

Officers discovered the remains of an adult female with no obvious signs of trauma.

Police are handling the case as a suspicious death.

The woman's remains have been taken to the Medical Examiner's office to determine the exact cause of death.

Several hours later Richmond Police were called to Riverside Dr. and 21st St. for a man who had fallen from a railroad walkway overpass.

The man was taken to VCU Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police have labeled the case an accidental death, but continue to investigate.

The identities of both individuals have not yet been released.

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