An autopsy on the body recovered from a pond in Loudoun County yesterday is being conducted today by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Our detectives believe the body to be that of a 17-year-old Reston girl who disappeared yesterday. This tragic case appears to be the result of a road rage incident involving the suspect, who was driving and who is now charged with murder, and a group of teenagers who was walking and riding bikes in and along a roadway. Our investigation at this point does not indicate the victim was targeted because of her race or religion. Should new information be revealed to suggest it was, we would pursue it. We appreciate your patience as we will only release verified information in this complex investigation. We anticipate a news conference in the coming hours.
The original release of information about this case can be found here: https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/man-charged-with-assaulting-and-killing-a-17-year-old-girl/