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Monday, January 14, 2013

Unidentified Body Discovered on Reston Path, No Foul Play Suspected (Updated)

map.jpgFairfax County Police are seeking information about an unidentified person they found dead near a playground off Glade Road Monday morning.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a body that was found on a Reston path on Monday, January 14 at about 11:20 a.m.

A man was walking on a path near French Horn Lane when he saw the body of a man lying on mulch next to a swing set. The deceased appeared to have been either coming to or from the main path and police believe he had been exercising. Preliminarily, detectives do not suspect foul play; the man did not have any identification and no missing person reports have been filed.

The man is described as average build, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, with dark, greying hair, no facial hair, and possibly in his 50’s. He wore black sweatpants, a long-sleeved black shirt underneath a gray T-shirt, black socks and black, New Balance tennis shoes. He wore no ring, jewelry or watch but carried a house key. He also wore a black knit cap. He had a six inch surgical scar on his right, lower hip area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Update: Police have identified the man as a relative of a nearby resident.

1 comment:

  1. Gadzooks, Restonian. For a second there I thought that I had died, since I fit that description.

    Anyway, my condolences to the family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.


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