Third suspect arrested after human remains found in Hampton

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 19:10:21-04

(From left to right) John Garrison Sawyer, Cameron William Riss, Miranda Carns

HAMPTON, Va. – Police have arrested the third suspect in connection with a death investigation after human remains were found on North Campus Parkway Friday morning.

Police responded to the scene just before 11 a.m.

Officers arrived to find the human remains in a wooded area.

The remains were later identified as 29-year-old Jordan Lewis Madden. The cause of death is currently unknown and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

According to police, Madden was reported missing by a family member on July 3. The family member told police his last known contact with family was on June 30 at around 9 p.m.

Miranda Carns, a 20-year-old Hampton woman and Cameron William Riss, a 25-year-old Hampton man, were arrested on July 9.

John Garrison Sawyer III, a 26-year-old Hampton man, was arrested on July 10 in connection with this incident. He has also been charged with one count of Unlawful Concealment of a Dead Body.

Police say the three suspects were all acquaintances of the victim.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.