Two arrests have been made in connection with the death of Zackary Elan Scott, 23, Dinwiddie County authorities said Saturday.

Petersburg resident Darius Javonte Holmes, 27, and Ryan Wayne Jones, 26, of Hopewell, have been charged with second-degree murder.

They are being held without bond at Meherrin River Regional Jail in Alberta, according to the Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office.

Scott’s death is Dinwiddie’s first homicide since 2018. The cause of death has not been determined.

Scott’s body was discovered in a ditch south of Rainey Creek Road off state Route 40 on Wednesday by a person walking in the area.

Anyone with more information about the death can call the Sheriff’s Office at (804) 469-4550.

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