Police investigate abduction, murder

The Chesterfield County Police Department was investigating the abduction of Paresh D. Patel, the owner of the Raceway gas station located at 5600 Jefferson Davis Hwy.  Now police have changed their focus on the case to murder.

Mr. Patel was found in the James River just east of the Maury Street exit off Interstate 95 at Ancarrow’s Landing. Found on the third day after he was reported missing. Reported missing just after 6 a.m. on Sept. 16, a witness reported seeing two men wearing dark clothing force Mr. Patel into a dark colored van.

A motive for the killing is unknown at this time. Since Patel’s body was found in Richmond, the Richmond police are now in charge of the investigation. Chesterfield will be assisting the Richmond homicide division with the investigation.

Anyone with any information of Mr.Patel’s case should contact the Chesterfield County Police (804)748-1251.  

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