According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin, at approximately 1:29 pm. on February 21, 2018, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unresponsive subject located at 32124 Bradford Neck Rd. in Quinby, VA. When deputies arrived on scene they discovered the body of a male subject lying on the back deck of this residence. Medical personnel were on scene and pronounced the subject deceased. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Norfolk, Virginia on February 22, 2018 where an autopsy was performed. There were no signs of trauma or gunshot wounds and the cause of death is pending.

The deceased has been identified as 34 year old Kenneth W. Simpkins Jr. from Onancock, Virginia.

The investigation into this incident is continuing and anyone with information on this, or any other incident, is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666, or tips may be submitted through our website at


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