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Man whose body was found near historic cemetery was victim of homicide

Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-10 14:25:28-05

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled Jeremiah Eugene Jones was the victim of a homicide. Jones died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Jones' body was discovered near Poplar Grove National Cemetery over the weekend. The 33-year-old Petersburg man was reported missing on New Year's Eve. Neighbors who live near the woods happened to see the body while on a walk.

Anyone with information about Jones' death is asked to call Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-4550 or Petersburg / Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.