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Body recovered from Va. river where 2 went missing

Thursday - 4/25/2013, 2:10am  ET

Local colleges have strict rules against hazing

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Authorities searching for a Virginia State University student who was swept away during an in initiation ritual in the Appomattox River say they have recovered a body.

Chesterfield County police Lt. Randy Horowitz said the body was discovered Wednesday morning in the location of where the body of a fellow VSU freshman was recovered on Monday. He said the body has not been positively identified.

Marvell Edmonson of Portsmouth and Jauwan M. Holmes of Newport News were swept away by the rapids of the Appomattox during what police have described as part of an initiation involving the group "Men of Honor." VSU has said the little-known group is not sanctioned by VSU.

Four men affiliated with the group have been charged with hazing.

Edmonson's body was identified on Tuesday.


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