Body found in river near HRBT identified

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk police have identified the body that was found near Fort Wools on Sunday.

Around 9:20 a.m., dispatch was notified of an unresponsive adult male in the water near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at Fort Wool.

The body is of Kevin Lee Thomas, 46, from Ohio. It was determined Thomas was visiting family in Norfolk and staying at a hotel in the 400 block of W. Ocean View Avenue.

The male was pronounced dead on the scene.

A kayaker found his body.

Foul play is non suspected by police and the case has been classified as an undetermined death investigation.

Thomas' remains were transported to the office of the chief medical examiner who will determine the exact cause of death.

No further information was released.

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