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Posted at 5:09 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Man found dead in Fairfax County

By Tom Jackman
Tom Jackman


An unidentified man was found dead inside an apartment in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County Monday afternoon, authorities said. A second man was in police custody, and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

The man was discovered shortly after 3 p.m. in the 7900 block of Audubon Avenue, in a garden apartment complex just off Buckman Avenue, north of Richmond Highway.

If the death is classified as a homicide, it will be the second in Fairfax County this year.

Officer Bud Walker, a Fairfax police spokesman, said police did not know how the man died, and detectives were awaiting a search warrant to examine the body and scene more closely. He did not release the man's name, age or address pending notification of family members.
Walker said he did not know the circumstances of the killing. He said someone inside the apartment called police, and that there were no other witnesses. Walker said police do not believe there is a threat to public safety, indicating that investigators don't think a killer is at large.

By Tom Jackman  | January 31, 2011; 5:09 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Comments

Ok so has someone been arrested? If not, there is a killer at large.

Posted by: slick3 | January 31, 2011 8:10 PM | Report abuse

It's in the second sentence of the story, slick3:

A second man was in police custody, and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Posted by: cmckeonjr | January 31, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

"... detectives were awaiting a search warrant to examine the body and scene more closely."

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If there is a dead body in the apt., why do they need a search warrant?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 1, 2011 12:20 AM | Report abuse

waterfrontproperty, I think you watch too many TV dramas. This is how the police behave, or should behave, in a law-based society.

Posted by: Cossackathon | February 1, 2011 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I used to live down there, it was a neighborhood in transition...the wrong way!

Posted by: fluxgirl | February 1, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Okay, now it's Fairfax's turn to get it:

What the heck is going on in Fairfax? What can you possibly expect from a bunch of uneducated yokels? It used to be a nice place to live until the bad elements started moving in. (Just filling in the blanks, since this is the type of sympathy WP readers express when someone dies in PG. And I live in DC, so don't look at me.)

Posted by: forgetthis | February 1, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Cossackathon, doesn't the presence of a dead body constitute sufficient probable cause to at least examine the body itself and the room in which the body was found with out a search warrant? I could see how the police might want to err on the side of caution by getting a warrant before searching the rest of the house.

Posted by: dfl1 | February 1, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

dfl1 - Just like the first commenter, your point is addressed in the story:

"...and detectives were awaiting a search warrant to examine the body and scene more closely."

Given that they know it's a dead body and not just someone sleeping very soundly, and that they are treating it as a homicide, and that they've taken someone into custody, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet the they've "at least examine[d] the body itself and the room in which the body was found without a search warrant."

Posted by: bobsewell | February 1, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Rest in peace, Unnamed Victim.

Posted by: JoStalin | February 1, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

forgetthis,

PGC had 16 murders in 16 days in the beginning of 2011. Fairfax County, including the Hybla Valley area which is little more than PGC West, has had two murders in 32 days.

Get over your self. PGC is a cesspool, just like DC. Fairfax County cannot compete with your lawlessness.

Posted by: hisroc | February 1, 2011 8:56 PM | Report abuse

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