Death investigation underway in Powhatan

Published: Dec. 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM EST
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POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - Deputies are investigating after a man was found dead on Friday.

The man, 48-year-old John R. Rafter Jr., was found dead in the 2100 block of Flint Hill Road around 8:45 a.m.

Deputies say there is no reason to believe that there is a threat to the public at large, but they did not say whether the death is suspicious at this time.

Rafter's body has been sent to the Medical Examiners office to determine cause of death.

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