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Gloucester deputies update suspicious death investigation to homicide

The Gloucester Sheriff's Office said the man, who appears to be between 20 and 30 years old, was found dead on Providence Road near Providence Baptist Church.

GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. — After a man was found dead in Gloucester County on Monday, deputies have started treating the case as a homicide.

The county sheriff's office said they found the man around 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the 3600 block of Providence Road -- not far from Providence Baptist Church and Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery.

They started an investigation and an autopsy because things seemed suspicious, and that's what led the sheriff's office to upgrade the case to autopsy.

They haven't shared an apparent cause of death, yet.

Deputies said the victim is Black, and looks to be between 18 and 30 years old. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said he had the tattoos “TRL,” “Loyalty,” “Hell,” “Peace 96,” and “Yata."

Deputies haven't identified the body yet.

Investigators ask that anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in this area around Monday, or anyone who knows someone with those tattoos, to reach out to the Criminal Investigator Jon Holt at (804) 693-1133.

Deputies also ask that any residents in this area to check their security camera systems for any unusual or suspicious activity.

Tipsters can also report anonymously using the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-UP or online at P3Tips.com.

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