Police identify body found by Virginia Beach kayakers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Police in Virginia Beach are investigating the suspicious death of a man that was reported on July 6 by two kayakers.

Officials said the man was found in the waters of Lake Smith/Lawson. Police responded to the 1200 block of Habitat Lane around 10 a.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene that day.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as 19-year-old Jairo Armando Sanchez-Guardado of Chesapeake.

Police did not say why they believe the death is suspicious. The investigation remains active and is being handled by the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

Anyone who has information about Guardado’s death is asked to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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