Body Found in Woods in Mount Vernon Area

Police responded to a report of a body found in a wooded area near the 4800 block of Manor Drive at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20.  A man was walking in the woods when he came across a body in an advanced state of decomposition and contacted police.

The remains are believed to be male. They were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner who will make a determination on cause and manner of death.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe there is a public safety threat to the community and the investigation is continuing.

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