Update to Falls Church Death Investigation
The deceased man has been identified as Edward Stephen Hamilton, 30, of Springfield. Next of kin has been notified. The cause and manner of death are still pending and will be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner once laboratory results have been completed. Detectives do not suspect foul play. The Fairfax County Police Department will provide further updates as soon as additional information becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Around 9:30 a.m., a citizen reported a body in the creek near the 3000 block of Dashiell Road. Responding officers located a deceased white male who appeared to have been in the water for a period of time. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further examination. The medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
Detectives have not yet identified the man and are continuing their investigation.
The Fairfax County Police Department will provide further updates as soon as additional information becomes available.