Arrest made in 2016 Accomack Co. homicide

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ACCOMACK CO., Va. – The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office says they have made an arrest in connection to a 2016 homicide.

We’re told in June of 2016, deputies responded to a report of a body lying in the field near Davis Wharf Road. The body was identified as 41-year-old Eric Rhatigan of Eastville, VA, and an autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

During the late morning hours of Friday, October 15th, deputies arrested 58-year-old Joseph Tykot on second degree murder charges in connection with this incident.

Police say this case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-56660

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