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Dillard incident

July 10, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

The deceased person discovered on the grounds of the Dillard Complex July 7, 2017 has been identified as Lonnie E. Dove, age 54 of Williamsburg. His family has been notified. As has been previously stated, foul play is not suspected in this incident but a final determination must still be made by the medical examiner. - Ed.


William & Mary Police sent the following messages to the campus community July 7-8, 2017 - Ed. 

July 8, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Dear William & Mary Community -

We are still working this morning to identify and determine the cause of death of the 50 - 60 year old male discovered last night on the grounds of the Dillard Complex, which is located about two miles from main campus. At this time, we do not suspect foul play and await a final determination by the medical examiner.

As we indicated in our alerts last night, we do not believe there is any connection to the university.

We thank the Williamsburg Fire Department,  Williamsburg Police Department, and James City County Police for their assistance in our response.   

We all feel a profound sadness for this loss of life and will send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Deb Cheesebro, chief, William & Mary Police

July 7, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
TribeAlert: Update to Dillard incident

Shortly before 8 p.m. this evening a passerby discovered a male body in an outside area at the Dillard Complex off of Ironbound Rd. There is no indication that the deceased is affiliated with the university but verification is still underway. William & Mary Police is handling the investigation.

We do not have any other details at this time.

July 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
TribeAlert: Police responding to reported incident at Dillard Complex. No threat to the community. Avoid area.