ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Albemarle County Police Department says a man has been arrested in connection with a murder near the Rivanna River on Thursday night.
Forty-nine-year-old Allan Ray Via of Charlottesville was arrested Friday night for the death of 24-year-old Cody Jason Cappel.
Police say Cappel was shot multiple times.
His body was found along the trails near the Rivanna River and Peter Jefferson Parkway on Thursday night.
Police say the two men knew each other and were living in tents along the river.
Via is facing charges of second-degree murder and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
He is currently being held the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.
The Albemarle County Police Department says a body was found along the Rivanna Trail on Thursday night, and an investigation is now underway into what is being called a suspicious death.
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Anyone that was on the Rivanna Trail between 6 am and 8 pm on Thursday, May 16, that may have seen something suspicious, please call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating after a man’s body was found along the Rivanna Trail in Albemarle County. The man’s body was discovered Thursday, May 16, at about 8 p.m., along the Rivanna River behind Peter Jefferson Parkway near Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, according to Albemarle Police.
“The victim has not been identified at this time,” an Albemarle Police spokesperson said. “This is being investigated as a suspicious death.”
Police asked anyone who was on the Rivanna Trail Thursday to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.
“There is no active threat to the community at this time,” police said.
The Rivanna Trail is a 20-mile hiking trail surrounding Charlottesville.
“It is open for hiking and jogging from dawn to dusk,” according to VisitCharlottesville.com.
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