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A Man's Body Was Found In Remote Part of A Forest In Virginia. Now, A Man Is Behind Bars.

Joseph Cunningham
Source: Amherst County sheriff's Office; MEGA

Joseph Cunningham.

Jan. 21 2023, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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Virginia police found a man dead in George Washington National Forest, and now they have a man in custody in connection to the incident.

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Police charged Joseph F. Cunningham, 43, with voluntary manslaughter in connection to the incident. He is being held at the Amherst County Detention Center without bond.

Amherst County Sheriff's deputies went to the Alhambra area for a call about a man who had been shot. There, police founnd the body of Kevin D. Hartless, 49, of Amherst County, in a desolate area of the forest, WDBJ reported.

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Police are asking anyone with additional information on the incident to contact them at 434-946-9373 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Tips can also be left on the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website.


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