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Hanover, Va. – On Friday, April 29, 2022, at approximately 5:10 p.m. deputies received a call from a citizen regarding locating possible human skeletal remains. The remains were observed by citizens while collecting trash in a wooded area near the intersection of Atlee Station Road and Staple Lane.
Deputies arrived on scene and observed the remains that were found. With the assistance of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the remains were confirmed to be human. Investigators have been able to make a probable identification. However, additional investigation and laboratory analysis will be required to confirm identity.
At this time, this is being classified as a death investigation, not a homicide, as there were no signs or evidence of foul play.
Anyone with further information about this case is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.