RPD begins death investigation on body pulled from river

Published: May. 12, 2015 at 8:26 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2015 at 8:27 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Fire Department confirmed a death investigation is now underway following the recovery of a body pulled from the James River Monday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to the Pony Pasture around 1:30 p.m. Monday for the report of body found floating in the river. Crews then pulled the body onto a small island.

The fire department then notified Richmond Police, and that agency has now taken over the investigation.

Fire crews had cleared the scene by about 3 p.m.

NBC12 is working to confirm additional details.

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