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Man found dead in motel room

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm

A Berryville man believed to be in his mid 60’s was found dead in his motel room on Wednesday, January 23.

The man had checked in to the Washington and Lee Motel in Montross on January 2.

Supposedly, he had been frequenting several businesses since arriving in Montross.  He was last seen on January 21, according to motel employees.

Motel owner, Ajay Patel last checked on the man two days before he was found dead.

A local business owner, and concerned citizen who wished to remain anonymous, stated that the man had been a frequent customer since coming to Montross earlier this month. After becoming very concerned about his well being, the business owner called the motel to check on the man.

“He told me that he had four different types of cancer and said that he came down here to just hang out,” the business person said. “I could see he was on a lot of medication by his behavior and I was very concerned about him.”

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