Police ID man found dead in Richmond trash can

Posted at 3:48 PM, May 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 20:56:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police have identified the man found dead in a Richmond trash can as 36-year-old Walter Robinson III.

Police were called to the 4500 block of Hanover Avenue, in Richmond's near West End, at about 11:54 a.m. on Saturday morning.

"Officers arrived and located an adult male, Robinson, III, down and unresponsive in a residential disposal container in the alley. There were no obvious signs of trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in a Monday afternoon email. "The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death."

Hanover Avenue Death Investigation

Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Police Det. Jeffrey Crewell at 804-646-5324 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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