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Body found near pier ID'ed as missing Va. crabber

Monday - 7/29/2013, 7:58am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk police have identified a body found near a fishing pier as that of a missing crabber.

Police spokesman Chris Amos tells media outlets that 35-year-old Derrick Deshawn Ward of Norfolk was reported missing after he went crabbing Friday night and didn't return home.

A passer-by discovered the body on Sunday evening near the Ocean View Fishing Pier.

The body was sent to the medical examiner officer's to determine the cause of death.


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