UPDATE: Police identify body found in lake behind hospital in Newport News

Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 15:42:49-05
Ricardo John Peters

Ricardo John Peters

Newport News, Va. – The man who was recovered from Lake Maury on Saturday, November 8, 2014 has been identified as 65-year-old Ricardo John Peters.

Police were called just before 10:30 Saturday morning about a body in Lake Maury located behind Riverside Hospital.  A Dominion Power worker was in the area working and saw the body in the water.

Newport News Fire Department Dive team launched their boat to try to retrieve the body.  They were in the area of Gatewood Road and Warwick Blvd.

Stay tuned for possible updates as they become available.