HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Hanover investigators have begun a homicide investigation after identifying a body discovered Saturday in the 1500 block of Mickie Town Road.
The Hanover Sheriff's Office said the body was confirmed to be Craig Michael Bates. On Saturday, Hanover authorities said the body now known to be Bates, 30, showed signs of trauma, but the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation.
Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone aware of Bates' activities on June 26 and 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff's Office at 804-365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.