Dead body discovered on Virginia playground

Posted at 7:51 AM, Apr 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-04 07:55:19-04

SUFFOLK, Va. ( – A dead body found on a playground in Suffolk, Virginia Tuesday is now at the medical examiner’s office where it will undergo an autopsy.

The body was found at the Nansemond Swim Club playground by a woman checking on the property. The pool is set to open in a few weeks.

“They told me they had found a decomposed body up in the playground equipment,” said a man named Chris, who lives near the pool.

Police said the body was so badly decomposed that they can’t determine whether it’s a man or a woman.

“They thought the body would be decomposed for months with a lot of layers of clothing,” said Chris. “It’s very scary, very scary. This is a pretty good community to grow up in. We ride around in golf carts, my kids run around all the time, so I’m glad they didn’t find it.”