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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Breaking: Body of Missing Reston Man Found in Lake Fairfax Park

The body of William Eustace, who had been missing from his home in Reston since last October, was found by two boys in Lake Fairfax Park last Thursday.

On Thursday, April 23 at around 4:45 p.m. two teenagers playing at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive discovered a body in a wooded area. An autopsy determined it was William Eustace, 72, of 1602 Waters Edge Lane in Reston. The medical examiner’s office has not yet determined the exact cause and manner of death.
But here's the odd thing. After saying nothing about the case since October, Fairfax police posted an update that they were still searching for him last Thursday -- the same day his body was found. They didn't get around to pointing out that they found it until today. Of course, that earlier release said information about the case was entered into the National Crime Information Center computer, so it's possible foul play is suspected. If that's the case, we'll probably hear about it six months from now.

Update: Police now say that foul play is not suspected.


  1. Dear Fellow Restonianites:

    Please stop dying.


  2. The Convict in Gulag 4April 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Rest in peace, William Eustace.

  3. Link to the original announcement of his disappearance:

    "William Eustace, 70, left his townhouse on Waters Edge Lane about 3 p.m. Saturday. Family members contacted police Monday when he had not returned and said they were concerned because he had not taken his medications."


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