Man that washed up on shore of Potomac ruled a homicide victim

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police have ruled a man’s death a homicide after his body was found in the Potomac River on Thursday.

The man was found by a passerby who was walking in the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Road in Dumfries and reported seeing a body on the shoreline of the Potomac.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, and apparently died in a homicide that inflicted trauma to his upper body. The victim has been identified as an adult male, but has not yet been identified as police are working to notify his next of kin.