Man found dead in Newport News identified

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 12:11:21-05

Newport News, Va. – Newport News Police have released the identity of a man found dead in his Newport News home on Thursday.

Police responded to the first block of Erin Lane at 4:40 p.m. after friends of the victim discovered his body.

He has been identified as 59-year-old Clifton Randolph Ewell.

Police say he had trauma to his body. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

No further details have been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.