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Police: Hiker finds body in wooded area in Fairfax County

Posted at 7:55 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 19:55:29-04

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. -- Police in Fairfax Station are investigating a person’s death after a hiker over the weekend found a body in what authorities described as an advanced stage of decomposition.

The Fairfax County Police Department on Sunday said the hiker found the body around 5 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area in Fairfax Station.

Detectives believe the person’s death was not a random act of violence and there is no apparent threat to the public.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy.

Police say identification is still pending and anyone with information about the case should contact the department.