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June 29, 2020

Man’s body found Monday morning in town cemetery

Photo/Lawrence Emerson
Deputy Police Chief Tim Carter watches Moser Funeral Home staff members load the body for transportation to the state medical examiner’s office in Manassas.
Town police suspect “no foul play” in the death of a man whose body a maintenance worker found Monday morning in the Warrenton Cemetery.

A town employee discovered the body “between 7:30 and 8 (a.m.),” Police Chief Michael Kochis said.

The man suffered “upper body trauma,” the police department said later Monday morning in a press release.

Warrenton police called the state medical examiner’s office in Manassas, which sent two officers to help with the investigation.

Moser Funeral Home staff members loaded the body into a vehicle just before 10 a.m. and took it to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Chief Kochis said preliminary results should be available late today or tomorrow.

“We just don’t know at this point” what caused the death, the chief said. “But, we have no reason to suspect foul play.”

He described the man as “not elderly.”

But, his office had yet to notify the deceased’s family, Chief Kochis said just after 10 a.m.

Town police blocked South Chestnut Street for about two hours Monday morning.

The body lay about 20 yards west of the street.
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Mark House · June 30, 2020 at 11:25 am
AngryBob - SERIOUSLY, someone has died and you make a joke?
DonkeyFarmer · June 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm
Jgd1 - Trauma with no foul play could be explained by suicide.
Jgd1 · June 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm
It is hard to understand why no foul play is expected if there was upper body trauma??
AngryBob · June 29, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Seriously, what a cut rate funeral. They didn't even bury him!
Rover 530 · June 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A body found in the town cemetery? Who would have thought.
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