Richmond Police identify a body found in the river as missing Richmond man

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The Richmond Police Department identified the man who was found in the James River near Rocketts Landing this afternoon as Abraham L. Jones, 61, of the 1400 block of North 31st Street.

Around 12:23 p.m., police received a call for a report of a body floating in the James River. Richmond Police officers, the Richmond Fire Department River Rescue team, and Henrico Police responded to the area. The Rescue team located Abraham L. Jones and transported him to the Rocketts Landing marina.

Jones was last seen leaving a business in the 2800 block of Cofer Road at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Jones’ family had reported to detectives that it was out of character for Jones to not return home.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


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