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Body found off I-64 in Henrico

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-07 09:18:16-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A special search team from Tidewater located human remains off Interstate 64 near mile marker 200, near Interstate 295 in eastern Henrico, according to Henrico Police spokesperson Lt. Matt Pecka.

The search was requested by the family of a person who went missing on August 29, 2021 in Henrico.

"Upon the discovery, a member from W.A.T.E.R. Team Inc. notified police, prompting a law enforcement presence alongside I-64 for several hours while the detectives processed the scene and collected evidence," Pecka wrote in an email. "The interstate was not impacted as officers worked from the interstate shoulder."

In late August, Henrico Police began searching for a man named Steven Cleaton.

Cleaton, who exited a car near mile marker 200 on Interstate 64 in the same area, was never located.

Police have not released the name of the person found today.

Pecka said the incident remained under investigation and the State Medical Examiner's Office was working to identify the body and determine cause of death.

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