Body found at public boat ramp in Newport News

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Posted on September 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 30 at 12:33 AM

NEWPORT NEWS-- Investigators discover a body in the water on Saturday afternoon.

Police say that the body was found in a marsh area by kayakers at the Peterson's Yacht Basin at 16th street near Chesapeake Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The victim is a black male in his 40's or 50's with a mustache, approximately 5'8'' to 5'10'' feet tall with a slender build. He was wearing a yellow Nike shirt, black pants and a gold belt. The victim was not wearing shoes.

Investigators say that the body does not have any visible signs of foul play.

The cause of death is unknown.

Anyone with information on the possible identity of the victim is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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