Body found in backyard, death may be connected to burglary

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Posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 8 at 7:32 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- Police say a a body was discovered behind a home and the death may be connected to a commercial burglary.

On Friday night, a restaurant was burglarized at 13633 Warwick Boulevard. The suspect broke into a side window.

Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, police got a call from a homeowner in the 100 block of Grace Street. The caller advised he discovered a body in his backyard. The home is located near the restaurant that was burglarized.

Police spokesperson Harold Eley says based on physical evidence, investigators believe the cases may be related.

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