Man found dead at Newport News park

Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-08 17:25:00-04

Newport News, Virginia – Alton Chavis was found dead at Riverview Farm Park around 8:00pm Saturday.

According to police, park rangers on routine patrol saw a bicycle near one of the shelters, then located the man who was sitting at a table slumped over.

Medics arrived and pronounced the man deceased.

Police say the man is described as a white male appearing to be between 50-60 years old, about 5’9″, weighing 240-250 pounds and has brown hair with some gray. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, khaki shorts and sandals.

The bike that was located near the man is a silver Raleigh 24-speed mountain bike.

Police say there are no signs of foul play.

The man’s identity has not yet been released by police.

Anyone who may know who this man is, is asked to call police at (757)247-2500.