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Authorities seek help in identifying a body discovered in New River



Body discovered in New River identified by authorities

Roanoke, Virginia – Authorities are seeking help in identifying a corpse discovered by two fisherman in the New River on Sunday.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the corpse is that of a man who was approximately 6 feet tall, weighed about 200 pounds, and had brownish red hair with a receding hairline.

The man was wearing a silver necklace with a cross pendant and had several tattoos, according to authorities.

The man has the words “Laugh Now Cry Later” are on his upper left arm, three skulls are on his upper right leg, a cross with a heart is on his right leg, a sun with a crown inside the sun is located on his chest

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Radford City Police Department and Radford City Fire Department responded to the New River in the area of Viscoe Road on Sunday after the body was found.

Anyone with information about the identity of the man is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-980-7800.

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