Body found in Kanawha Canal could soon be identified

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We could soon find out the name of the man whose body was found in Kanawha Canal January 7.

The body was found less than a block away from where a missing Shockoe Bottom man lived. Right now the Medical Examiner is trying to figure out if this is his body.

A person walking by the canal saw the body Saturday afternoon. The water was lower than usual because the city was draining it for maintenance.

It's possible the body could be 23-year-old Matthew Williams, who has been missing since December 13. Williams was last seen that night at the Hat Factory.

Police interviewed three persons of interest, but eventually let them go and they could still use your help. If you know anything that can help, please call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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