YPSO: Human remains found behind Walmart, no foul play suspected

Staff writer

On Tuesday, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 700 block of East Rochambeau Drive in York County after a person called 911 and told the dispatcher they’d found skeletal remains.

The remains were found in a wooded area behind Walmart, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

An initial investigation at the site determined the human remains had been behind the Walmart for a relatively long period of time, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward.

There were no signs that the body had been disturbed by any person after death, Ward said. The sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play.

A driver’s license was found with the body, the release said. The name of the deceased has not been released to the public as the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office still needs to positively identify the body and any family need to be notified, according to the release.

The investigation was ongoing on Thursday, Ward said.

If you or anyone you know has information on this incident, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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