Bodies found in wooded areas are Fairfax Co.’s first homicides this year

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County recovered two bodies, both with injuries to their upper bodies, from wooded areas in different neighborhoods of the county Monday afternoon.

The cases are not believed to be connected, but are the county’s first homicides of the year, police say.

“Both bodies were located outside in wooded areas, but at this point the investigators have nothing that would link the two together,” said Officer Shelley Broderick with the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police were notified of the first set of remains in the Herndon area about lunchtime. The second body was discovered about 4:30 p.m. in the Annandale area, according to police.

Police have identified the man found in Herndon as William Adolfo Rivas Leiva, 22, of the Herndon area. He was found in a wood area near Folly Lick Stream off the 1500 block of Hiddenbrook Drive.

The Medical Examiner preliminarily concluded that his death is a homicide.

Police identified the man found in Annandale as Milton Adonay Leon Angel, 19, of no fixed address. Investigators are treating his death as a homicide. He was found in a creek behind an apartment building in the 4300 block of Ivymount Court.

Both investigation are ongoing.

“Our detectives are continuing to follow up on leads,” Broderick said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text information to TIP187.

WTOP’s Nick Iannelli contributed to this report.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up