Body found near West Franklin Street building

Posted at 7:53 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 07:53:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A death investigation is underway after a body was discovered outside a building on West Franklin Street in downtown Richmond.

Police were called to the 300 block of West Franklin Street, near North Monroe Street, at about 7 a.m., to investigate.

Police sources indicated the death was likely a suicide.

The body was found next to a building that was under construction.

Police have not identified the person who died.

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