Authorities have found a naked body belonging to a Virginia man who was reported missing on May 6.
Norfolk Police Department confirmed it identified a body, which officers found floating in the Lafayette River in the Talbot Park neighborhood on May 7, as John E. Cash.
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Man’s body pulled from Norfolk’s Lafayette River
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Cash, 25, was last seen the day before about 8 p.m. when he left his Norfolk home near Granby and Thole streets wearing no clothes at all. He was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and requires medication.
“Norfolk police and fire-rescue responded and recovered the body from the water,” police said in a public statement. “Tuesday night, police confirmed that the body recovered was Cash. No foul play is suspected.”
#NPDNews. Sad news – Detectives confirm body recovered from Lafayette River belongs to missing Norfolk man John E. Cash who had been missing since Monday evening. Read more at https://t.co/iKJ1VyPHXX pic.twitter.com/qsq2ozn1Dj
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) May 8, 2019
The man who was reported missing since Monday night was identified as the man found in the Lafayette River Tuesday night. https://t.co/7ZYl1YnsZx
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The grisly find came after a concerned citizen phoned police dispatchers just before 5:30 p.m. local time to report a man’s body floating just off the shore near the 7,000 block of Mallard Drive.
“Norfolk police and fire-rescue responded and recovered the body from the water,” police said in an earlier public statement. “The man’s body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the man and determine how he died.”
A caller told dispatchers they saw the body floating just off shore the Lafayette River in Talbot Park near the 7000 block of Mallard Drive just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. https://t.co/0GL80qZn9P
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— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) May 7, 2019
Norfolk police find body in Lafayette River https://t.co/KRDwUzbjzi
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Norfolk detectives described Cash as measuring 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds, having short black hair, brown eyes, and a thin goatee.
“He has a gladiator/spartan tattoo on the right side of his chest and a surgical scar on his left knee,” police said in a public statement.