Remains Found Near Industrial Park

Franconia Police District – Major Crimes detectives are working to determine the identity of human remains discovered today (February 11) while helping another jurisdiction search for a missing juvenile. Our detectives began their search in Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Park Road, in Springfield. They expanded their search to the surrounding area and discovered the remains of a female this afternoon in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road, in Springfield. Detectives were unable to confirm the female’s identity.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No further information is available at this time but detectives do not believe there is any threat to public safety. More information will be released as it becomes available.