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Posted at 3:27 PM ET, 08/19/2010

Police seek help in identifying remains

By Washington Post editors

The skeletal remains found in the Lorton area of Fairfax County last month were those of an unidentified man who was murdered, Fairfax police said Thursday, and investigators asked for help in identifying the man.

The remains were discovered on July 12 in a wooded area near Furnace Road, and the medical examiner told police the bones may have been there for up to a year. The medical examiner classified the death as a homicide due to “trauma to the upper body,” police said, without disclosing specifically what type of trauma. A forensic anthropologist working with the medical examiner determined the man was possibly European, East Asian or Hispanic, was in his mid-30s to early 40s, and was 5-foot-3.

The Post's Tom Jackman has more on The Crime Scene blog.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 3:27 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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