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Police release name of man found dead in home on Willoughby Spit in Norfolk

Norfolk police went to check on the well-being of Michael Mizzell, 50, on Little Bay Avenue. They found him dead. Officers believe someone murdered him.

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk police said Friday evening that a man they found dead inside an apartment on Willoughby Spit Thursday was 50-year-old Michael D. Mizzell.

Earlier in the day Friday, officers said they believed someone killed Mizzell.

They had gone to his home in the 1000 block of Little Bay Ave. shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday after someone asked them to check on Mizzell. When officers got to the home, he was dead.

Police did not say if there was an apparent cause of death.

If you know anything that could aid in the investigation, call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.