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Victim in city’s 27th homicide identified

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 18:17:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have identified a man was found fatally wounded inside a home in Richmond's Manchester neighborhood.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of East 15th Street for the report of a person down a little before 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, they located the body of 23-year-old Ronald C. McWilliams, Jr. in the back yard of the house.

Detectives determined that he had not sustained a gunshot wound, but are still ruling the death as a homicide, making it the 27th in the city of Richmond in 2016.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of McWilliams' death after completing an autopsy.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to either contact Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at 804-646-5324 or call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.