Detectives have identified the deceased man as Jose Florentino Vasquez Marquez, 50, of Alexandria Va. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner. Detectives do not suspect foul play.
On Wednesday, January 13, shortly before 1 p.m., a citizen reported a suspicious man, possibly sleeping in a small, wooded area near the intersection of Route 236 and Annandale Road. Responding officers located the man and determined that he was deceased. Initial indications are that the man may have been homeless and succumbed to the elements. There were no overt signs of foul play and there was no apparent threat to public safety. The medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.The investigation continues.
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