Body Found in North Hill Park Identified; Death Ruled a Homicide

Mount Vernon District Station – Detectives are continuing to investigate a homicide that resulted in the discovery of a body in North Hill Park on May 23rd. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified the victim as a juvenile and confirmed the cause of death is homicide. Due to a 2017 state law that prohibits Virginia law enforcement agencies from directly or indirectly identifying deceased juvenile victims of a crime, we are prohibited from providing any identifying information unless parental consent is provided. Parental consent has not been obtained in this case and no additional information pertaining to the victim will be provided.

(Original release date: 5/28/2019)

Homicide Investigation Underway after Detectives Find Body in North Hill Park

Mount Vernon District Station – Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the discovery of a body last week in North Hill Park. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to positively identify the body or confirm the cause and manner of death, which could take at least a month.  Detectives are investigating this as a homicide.

(Original release date: 5/23/2019)

Detectives Working to Identify Body Found in North Hill Park

Mount Vernon District Station – Detectives are investigating after a body was discovered this morning in a wooded area in North Hill Park in the Hybla Valley area. Detectives from our Gang Intelligence Unit and Major Crimes Bureau developed information that led to the discovery early yesterday morning of what appeared to be freshly disturbed soil. Crime Scene detectives worked to process the scene, which eventually led to the discovery of a body in a grave this morning.

We believe this to be an isolated incident. Preliminarily, indications are this could be gang-related. This is a very active and early investigation, and we will continue to provide any updates as we are able.

Our Crime Scene detectives will continue to process the scene, which will likely last through tomorrow. The body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and cause and manner of death.

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