Poquoson Police asking for information after man found dead inside a truck

Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 19:30:53-04

POQUOSON, Va. - A Newport News man was found dead in his truck in Poquoson on February 4.

Carl A. Emmett

At approximately 9:38 a.m., medics from the Poquoson Fire Department were dispatched to Locust Run in reference to an "unconscious person" inside of a vehicle.

Medics found the man, who was identified as 38-year-old Carl A. Emmett, dead in the front seat area of a small pick-up truck.

Police officers responded to the area and secured the scene. Officials say there were no obvious signs of trauma to the victim.

Investigation of the crime scene led detectives to believe that someone other than Emmett was driving the truck at the time it was parked. Poquoson Police Detectives are interested in talking to anyone who may have had contact with the victim on Friday, February 1 or Saturday, February 2.

Emmett's cause of death is said to be the result of combined drug intoxication, and the manner of his death has been ruled as an accident.

Download the News 3 app for updates.