Body found in a ditch in Chesapeake, foul play not suspected

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A body was found in a ditch alongside the 2700 block of Cedar Road in Chesapeake Thursday morning.

Police Spokesperson Kelly O’Sullivan said the call came in at 11:35 a.m. The man has been identified as 62-year-old James Crawford Jr. According to police, his family reported him missing on the 9th. Investigators say there is no foul play suspected in his death.

WAVY/Erin Kelly
WAVY/Erin Kelly

The police department notified Hugo Owens Middle School about the nearby investigation. But Kellie Goral with Chesapeake Public Schools said there was no lockdown at the school.

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