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Missing man's body found in Appomattox River

Matthew Nichols (Source: Colonial Heights Police Department) Matthew Nichols (Source: Colonial Heights Police Department)
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) -

The Medical Examiner's Office has identified a body found in the Appomattox River is that of a man missing since New Year's Day.

Matthew Robert Nichols was heading to the river to go fishing before he went missing. The 58-year-old was last seen at the Wawa on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights around 10:30 a.m. Colonial Heights police pulled the body from the river on Thursday.

Family members say the received confirmation on Friday, but haven't been told how Nichols died.

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