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Body found on side of road near Petersburg High School

Posted at 8:41 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 16:58:15-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A death investigation is underway after a person was found dead on the side of a Petersburg road Tuesday morning.

Police say they responded to Johnson Road near Homestead Drive at around 7 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, officers discovered an elderly male. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No information has been released about the victim, at this time.

Detectives say they are in the early stages of this investigation.

Police have re-opened roads at Johnson Road and Homestead Drive, near Petersburg High School.

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