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January 4, 2012






Stephen A. Rubino, Major  James City County Police



JCC Police seeking help identifying homicide victim


On Jan. 3 at 6:57 p.m., the body of an unidentified black male was found burning on the side of the road in the 9300 block of Merrimac Trail in James City County. An autopsy was performed by the Richmond Medical Examiner’s Office this morning. Preliminary autopsy results attribute the victim’s death to the fire. JCC Police are investigating this case as a homicide.


The James City County Police are seeking help in identifying the victim in this case. The victim is a black male, 28-35 years old, 6’1” tall, 176 lbs, with a goatee and three gold caps on front teeth. He was wearing dark blue Dickies type work overalls and red and burgundy Nike Air shoes. He was also wearing a white shirt with a tiger character emblem on the front of the shirt (photos attached - viewer discretion advised). The victim also had numerous tattoos on his body. Photos of these tattoos are somewhat graphic but are necessary to release in order to more quickly identify the victim in this case. The tattoos were located on the victim’s upper and middle back, chest, stomach, back right leg, right arm and shoulder.


Anyone with information as to the identity of this victim, or that may have any information in reference to this case is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or Inv Jason Shadrix at 757-259-5159.


Pictures are linked here - viewer discretion advised

Back of right leg, Chest, Right arm and wrist, Right shoulder, Star Middle back, Stomach - abdomen, Upper back, Victim's shirt




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