Authorities searching for a Virginia State University student who was swept away during an in initiation ritual in the Appomattox River say they have recovered a body.
Chesterfield County police Lt. Randy Horowitz said the body was discovered Wednesday morning in the location of where the body of a fellow VSU freshman was recovered on Monday. He said the body has not been positively identified.
Marvell Edmonson of Portsmouth and Jauwan M. Holmes of Newport News were swept away by the rapids of the Appomattox during what police have described as part of an initiation involving the group "Men of Honor." VSU has said the little-known group is not sanctioned by VSU.
Four men affiliated with the group have been charged with hazing.
Edmonson's body was identified on Tuesday.
Original story from Monday, April 22
Update: The body of one of the students has been found.
Crews will continue looking for the other student Tuesday.
A university spokesman says two Virginia State University students who went missing in the Appomattox River over the weekend were not participating in any activities related to the school.
The search for the two resumed Monday. Police say they entered the river on Saturday with a group near the campus in Petersburg and were last seen near the Martin Luther King Bridge.
The university identified the students as freshmen Jauwan Holmes and Marvell Edmonson.
Spokesman Thomas Reed says the disappearance is under investigation, after a number of social media posts claimed the men were taking part in some sort of initiation ritual.
Reed says they were not participating in any VSU-sanctioned events, but that hazing had been a problem with some groups.
Authorities planned to continue the search until dusk.
Search crews are searching for two Virginia State University students.
Jauwan Holmes and Marvell Edmondson went missing Saturday in the Appomattox River.
Students who were with the group say they were there for an initiation for the club "Men of Honor."
Crews are using boats with sonar and divers to look for them students.
Other students are helping with the search as well.
Crews will stop looking for the day when it starts getting dark.