Missing Emporia man found dead in Meherrin River

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GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A body pulled from the Meherrin River has been identified as a 21-year-old Emporia man who went missing in July.

Jamier Leonard was last seen July 25 at 212-B Meherrin Lane in Emporia. A body was pulled from the Meherrin River on July 31 during the search for Leonard. It was found about 100 yards from the I-95 bridge.

Emporia Police and the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office and said Friday that the body had been identified as Leonard. His family was notified Friday morning.

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