Body Found In Appomattox River Is Missing Colonial Heights Man

John Pratsinak (Photo: Colonial Heights Police)

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — A body recovered by the Virginia State Police Dive Team earlier this month has been identified as missing Colonial Heights man, John Pratsinak.

Crews performing a drill on February 9th recovered a body from the Appomattox River.

The body was transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner and was identified as Pratsinak, who had been missing from Colonial Heights since December 24th 2014.

The State Medical Examiner has ruled that the cause of death was accidental drowning.


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