Body pulled from Elizabeth River identified as missing Norfolk man


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Police are now investigating an undetermined death after a missing man’s body was pulled from the Elizabeth River Monday afternoon.

According to police, officers along with members of Norfolk Fire & Rescue were sent to the 400 block of E. Indian River Road for a possible water rescue. The call came in just before 3 p.m. Monday regarding a body floating in the water.

When they got to the scene, authorities found an unresponsive man who had been pulled from the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has been identified as 48-year-old Bruce E. Hanna who had been missing since October 30 after he was released from a local hospital.

The incident is currently being investigated as an undetermined death. Police say no foul play is suspected.

Officials say the manner and cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

10 On Your Side is still learning more regarding the incident.

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