Body found in water near Petersons Yacht Basin in Newport News

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-29 16:08:35-04

Newport News, Va. – A body has been found in the water near Petersons Yacht Basin in Newport News.

Police say kayakers found he body next to a marshy area.

The Newport News Fire Department’s Marine Incident Response Team responded and recovered the body.

The victim is a black man appearing to be in his 40s or 50s, 5’8″ to 5’10” tall with a slender build and a mustache. He was wearing a yellow Nike shirt and black pants with a gold belt. He was not wearing shoes.

There were no visible signs of foul play.

Anyone having information on the possible identity of the victim is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or Police Communications at 757-247-2500.