Police Investigate Body Found in Wooded Area of Stafford County as Homicide

Stafford County Police

A Stafford County Sheriff's deputy discovered a body in a wooded area in Stafford County early Saturday, and police are asking the public to help with the investigation, which it is now calling a homicide.

Police say the body was found about 5:30 a.m. at Virginia Route 3 off River Road, which is near the Rappahannock River and John Lee Pratt Park.

The discovery is under investigation as a suspicious death, police say. There's currently no lookout for a suspect.

A large police presence was reported in the area. Officials closed River Road during the investigation.

In a video posted to Twitter, the Stafford County Sherriff's office asked anyone to report suspicious activity they may have witnessed, including a car parked overnight along the road.

The police non-emergency number is 540-658-4450.

Police refused to release any identifying details about the victim pending notification of family.

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