Police say body found in Danville was result of a suicide


DANVILLE, Va. – Danville police say a man's death Thursday is being treated as a suicide.

At about 4 p.m. police responded to the Travel Inn on West Main Street for a report of a dead body.

The man was outside and had what appeared to be a gunshot injury, according to investigators.

Police say the investigation was prolonged due to key evidence being removed from the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers.

For that reason, his name will not be released.

The incident remains under investigation. 

Danville police are investigating after a body was found Thursday afternoon.

Police say the body was found near the Travel Inn on West Main Street.

The body has been identified, but police are waiting to notify next of kin to release the name.

Police are at the scene as the investigation is ongoing.

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