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Homicide victim identified as Tavon McKoy

The homicide victim whose body was found on the afternoon of Halloween on Providence Road in Gloucester has been identified.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday morning that the victim is 18-year-old Tavon Jay McKoy of Fairfax County.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, GCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene at the 3600 block of Providence Road and physical evidence was recovered. It was determined that the victim had been killed at another location and his body had been left at this location.

An autopsy was conducted by the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk, and the victim’s death was ruled a homicide.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, investigators located a report from Fairfax County which stated that 18-year-old Tavon Jay McKoy was missing. McKoy’s appearance and tattoos closely matched those of the deceased male found on Providence Road. He was positively identified by the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday, Nov. 3. Mr. McKoy’s next-of-kin have been notified of his death.

McKoy’s homicide is an active criminal investigation. Gloucester County Sheriff’s investigators are working closely with the Fairfax County Police Department, and several other northern Virginia criminal justice agencies to include its federal law enforcement partners.

“We recognize that the public will have questions about this homicide; however, for the integrity of the investigation, we are not able to release any further details at this time,” according to the sheriff’s office statement. If anyone has information about this incident that may assist investigators, contact Criminal Investigator J.T. Holt at 804-693-1133 or

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash award if their information leads to an arrest. Callers may reference case number 2022-01613.


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