UPDATE: DETECTIVES SEEK HELP FROM THE PUBLIC

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Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspicious graffiti found near the location of the suspicious death scene. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances involving the death of 26-year-old James McDonald of Chantilly. We are awaiting final results from the medical examiner. Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to please call Detective J. Vickery at 703-246-2856. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting  http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply.

(Original release date: May 22,2018)

Detectives Conducting Suspicious Death Investigation; Requesting Information from Public

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. Detectives urge anyone who may have any information about this case, to please call them at 703-691-2131.

For ongoing updates in this case and other news, please follow @FairfaxCountyPD on Twitter.

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