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Jonny Dorey Update: Body Found in Va. River, Could be Missing VCU Student, Say Police

UPDATE: Police say that body is not that of missing VCU student Jonny Dorey.

Jonny Dorey (Personal Photo)
HOPEWELL, Va. (CBS/WTVR) A body was found floating in the James River late Tuesday near the Hopewell Marina that police say could be missing Virginia Commonwealth University exchange student Jonny Dorey.

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According to CBS affiliate WTVR, police on the scene, approximately 30 miles south of Richmond, would not say how badly decomposed the body was, but the remains are being taken to the Richmond medical examiner's office for positive identification.

It could take several days before a positive ID is made.

The remains were caught up in a boat slip and were noticed by a passerby at 7:53 p.m.

Police say they are treating it as a homicide until they can prove otherwise.

Dorey was last seen on the VCU campus March 2. His belongings were found on the banks of the James River near Dock Street weeks later.

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to Jonny Dorey.

UPDATE: Police say that body is not that of missing VCU student Jonny Dorey.

  • Edecio Martinez

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