Body found in Richmond canal identified as missing Four Oaks man
Posted January 9, 2012
Richmond, Va. — A body found in a canal in Richmond, Va., on Saturday has been identified as a missing Four Oaks man, police said Monday.
Matthew Henry Williams, 23, a recent graduate of Campbell University, moved to Richmond in late November for a job with Wells Fargo. He lived in an apartment not far from the James River canal, where his body was found. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Investigators believe Williams left a nightclub on Dec. 13, went to his apartment with three men and left about an hour later. Two hours after that, surveillance cameras caught two of the same men breaking into the apartment and stealing a television and video game system.
Williams had not been seen since.
Richmond police said foul play is not suspected in his death.
Three men were arrested in connection with the break-in.Tre S. Carrington, 24, Erik S. Finger Jr., 22, and Andrew L. Scott, 21, were each charged with felony conspiracy to commit burglary.