Homicide detectives this evening are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a wooded area of Clifton. An autopsy was conducted this afternoon on 26-year-old James McDonald of Chantilly, who was discovered last night with trauma to the upper body. Detectives are trying to determine the cause and manner of death. He was last seen by a family member on Tuesday, May 15. He was reported missing Saturday, May 19. The investigation began immediately and led detectives to track the man’s phone. With the help of a search and rescue K9, the body was discovered last night in the 6100 block of Union Village Drive.
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