Man found dead in Newport News median


Posted on August 8, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 11:27 PM

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NEWPORT NEWS -- A body was found in the median strip of Warwick Blvd. in Newport News around 9:00 a.m. Monday.

Police say man was found in the 9200 block of Warwick Boulevard, in front of Huntington Park, by a Newport News engineering employees who contacted park rangers.

The circumstance of his death weren't immediately known, but it appeared he was the victim of a hit-and-run.

"We did locate a suspect vehicle with extensive damage in the 200 block of North Avenue . It was unoccupied," police spokeswoman Holly McPherson told

The vehicle, which was found less than a mile from the crime scene, has been impounded.

Angela Farmer says her husband was on his way to work when he noticed the damaged car and reported it.

"That's what scared him.  It looked like there was a body impression on the windshield," said Farmer.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

Phyllis Overton said she became sick to her stomach thinking about her son who often walks this section of Warwick.  She couldn't stop thinking about whether things could have turned out differently.

"That person could have been saved if they went to the hospital,"  said Overton.

If you know anything that can help, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.