The body of a Gloucester man who went missing near his Adner home on April 27 was recovered last Thursday, according to the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office.
The GSO said canine teams from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, along with GSO investigators, discovered a deceased male in the Woods Mill Swamp on Thursday, not far from where the man disappeared.
Investigators could not positively identify the deceased as the missing man on Thursday, the GSO said, but a state medical examiner’s office was able to positively identify him Friday as 67-year-old Thomas Matthews.
The cause and manner of Matthews’s death is pending the final autopsy report from the medical examiner’s office, the GSO said. However, the GSO said nothing had been noted as suspicious by investigators or the medical examiner’s office.
Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren offered his thanks to VDEM’s Eastern District Search and Rescue teams and to the many members of the community who had helped in a va...
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