Portsmouth city worker killed while on the job

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - METRO -

Po­lice in Portsmouth say a long­time city worker whose body was found be­hind a home was on the job when he was killed.

Of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered the body of Wil­lie V. Allen, 56, on Tues­day morn­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing a call about a sus­pi­cious sit­u­a­tion near an In­ter­state 264 of­framp, Portsmouth po­lice said.

Mayor John Rowe said Allen, who was a pump sta­tion me­chanic, was work­ing at a sta­tion when he was killed. De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death as a homi­cide.

Allen had been an em­ployee with the city of Portsmouth for more than 30 years.

The cause of death has not been re­leased, and of­fi­cials have not given any sus­pect in­for­ma­tion or a mo­tive.

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