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Fairfax police release sketch of suspect

Police released this sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with the death of Bharat Patel. (Courtesy of Fairfax County police)

WASHINGTON – A fight in Reston early Saturday morning may have turned deadly.

Fairfax County police say they didn’t find a fight when they responded to an address in the 11000 block of Winterthur Lane.

But a later missing person report led them back to Winterthur Lane, where they found a body showing signs of trauma. The deceased has been identified as 40-year- old Bharat Patel.

Fairfax County police have now released a description and a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with Patel’s death.

The suspect is described as an Indian male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt with a thin orange stripe down the sleeves and blue jeans.

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