Police identify body found in water near HRBT as man visiting from Ohio

Posted at 12:52 PM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 11:35:40-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in the water near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel at Fort Wool.

Dispatchers received a call Sunday at 9:19 a.m. in reference to an unresponsive man in the water. The man’s body was spotted in the water by a kayaker.

Hampton Police Division’s Marine Patrol Unit, as well as the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue responded to the incident.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 46-year-old Kevin Lee Thomas of Ohio.

It was determined that the man was visiting family in Norfolk and was staying at a hotel in the 400 block of W. Ocean View Avenue.

Norfolk Police have taken the lead in the investigation.

They say foul play is not suspected at this time.

Thomas’ body has been transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.