the republic logo

Medical examiner seeks help in cold cases in central, eastern Va.


NORFOLK, Virginia — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is seeking the public's help to identify several people whose bodies were found in central and eastern Virginia between 1981 and 2003.

To help with the identification, the office has computer-generated photographs showing how the individuals likely looked at the time of their deaths.

The office needs help with cold cases in Richmond, Norfolk, New Kent County, Petersburg and Emporia.

Photographs of the victims have been entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System that can be viewed at

Recently, a computer-generated photograph of an unidentified individual found in Newport News helped generate additional information for police, allowing them to identify the person.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.