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Homicide investigation launched after man's body found in ditch

Posted at 7:14 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 19:16:01-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- Deputies now say they are investigating a homicide after a man's body was found in a ditch in the town on McKenney Wednesday morning.

The victim, whose body was found along Rainey Creek Road, was identified as 23-year-old Zakary Elan Scott.

Deputies said Scott had to permanent address, but had ties to Hopewell and Prince George County.

Scott's cause of death has not been released.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-4550 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212