Homicide Victim
Chesterfield, Virginia
September 20, 2012

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Mr. Patel’s death.


On September 16, 2012, Mr. Pareshkumar D. Patel, a native of India, was abducted from the Raceway Gas Station he operated along the 5600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, in Chesterfield, Virginia. Mr. Patel’s body was located September 20, 2012, at the Ancarrow Boat Landing in the City of Richmond, Virginia. He was killed by gunshots.


On September 16, 2012, it was reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department that Mr. Patel had arrived at his store at approximately 6 a.m., exited his vehicle and was immediately approached by two individuals. These two persons, dressed in hoodies, shoved Mr. Patel into a van and sped off. Mr. Patel was located days later, deceased.


This case is being investigated by FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force, as part of a Cold Case Initiative to assist the City of Richmond Police Department with unsolved homicide investigations. The FBI, the City of Richmond Police Department and the Chesterfield County Police Department are combining resources and working together to resolve this case and bring the person(s) responsible for this crime to justice.

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Contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or via with information that may lead to the identification of the person(s) responsible for Mr. Patel’s death. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Richmond

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