Unique Tattoo May Help Identify Body of Man Found in Fredericksburg

The Stafford County Sheriff's office has released a photo of a unique tattoo found on a body discovered in a wooded area of Fredericksburg in hopes that someone can help identify the slain man.

A sheriff's deputy discovered early Saturday morning the body of a man off River Road near Route 3, in a wooded area near the Rappahannock River.

There were signs of trauma to the body, police say. His death is under investigation as a homicide.

Police released a photo of a unique tattoo on the man's arm. It shows a woman "shushing" with her finger over her lips, a blindfold over her eyes and ears with a design featuring Roman numerals, police say.

The tattoo could be referencing the adage, "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil," police say.

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The Stafford County Sherriff's office has released a photo in hopes that someone can help identify a slain man found in a wooded area of Fredericksburg. The photo shows a tattoo on the man's forearm depicting a woman.

In a video posted to Twitter, the Stafford County Sheriff's office also 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.

Aside from the tattoo, police refused to release any identifying details about the victim pending notification of family.

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