UPDATE: Police confirm body pulled from Roanoke River Wednesday afternoon

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UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: Police have confirmed to WFXR News that a body was found in the Roanoke River around the area of the 800-block Piedmont Street SE Wednesday afternoon.

Officers with the Roanoke Police Department, as well as a crew from Roanoke Fire-EMS’ Swift Water Team, worked to retrieve the body from the river.

The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

The investigation into the finding is continuing.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Police are investigating a report of a body found along the Greenway.

According to authorities, the body was found near Piedmont Park.

Units have since cleared the scene and the area has been reopened.

WFXR News is on the scene and is working to gather additional information. Tune in for WFXR News at 6:30 for updates.

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