Body found in Newport News ditch identified

Posted at 8:38 AM, Apr 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-10 11:41:38-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News police are investigating after a man's body was found in a ditch at 13452 Warwick Blvd.

Police received a call about an unresponsive man in the ditch Thursday morning at approximately 7:46 a.m.

Medics responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene at approximately 7:53 a.m. He has been identified as 51-year-old Clinton Eric Sheppard of Newport News.

The cause of death has not yet been released. Officials previously said they did not believe it to be suspicious.

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