Body found at base of Lovers Leap identified as missing Henry Co. man

Phillip Lilly (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

PATRICK Co., Va. (WSET) - The Henry County Sheriff's Office says the body found at the bottom of Lovers Leap in Patrick County has been identified as Phillip Lilly, 62, of Ridgeway.

His body was found Thursday, February 1, and his car was found three days earlier.

Lilly was reported missing over a month ago to the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith says the state medical examiner's office has ruled Lilly's death as accidental.

The Medical Examiner's office says the cause of death is blunt force trauma consistent with a fall or crash.

Sheriff Smith said he got the report Friday evening, but waited to release the information until Lilly's family was notify.

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