The body was found in a ditch off Rainey Creek Road near the town of McKenney, according to the release. McKenney is 51 miles (82 kilometers) southwest of Richmond. A person walking in the area discovered the remains between 7 and 8 a.m. that day, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
The sheriff’s office isn’t saying how Scott died, citing the ongoing investigation.
The sheriff’s office said it was the county’s first homicide since 2018.
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