Death investigation underway after decomposed body found in Prince George County

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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in Prince George County have launched a death investigation after human remains were found by two people walking on New Year’s Day.

Members of the Prince George County Police Department were called to the 4100 block of Puddledock Road at around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, after two people walking through the area discovered the remains.

Detectives, along with a representative from the Office of the Medical Examiner, recovered the remains, which were found to be in ‘an advanced state of decomposition.’ 

A woman who frequents the area told 8News the discovery makes her uneasy and that she will now explore another route.

“I’m always up and down Puddledock,” said Christine Mulkey, who questions how the body ended up in the wooded area. “Did somebody get hit? Did somebody run off after a hit-and-run?”

Police said they are unsure how long the remains had been there and still working to make a positive ID.

“It could be closure for the family,” Mulkey added. “They have a loved one they’ve been missing.”

More information will be released upon the Medical Examiner’s autopsy.

Prince George County Detectives are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Prince George Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at 733-2777; you can also send your tip using the P3tips app.

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