Body found in Stafford County was teenager killed in Maryland

Officials in Stafford County, Virginia, said Thursday evening that the body found near River Road in the predawn hours of Saturday was that of a teenager from Fairfax, Virginia, who was killed in Maryland.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that the release of a photo of the tattoo on the victim’s left forearm led to tips from the public that identified the victim as a 16-year-old from Fairfax.

Detectives have determined that he was killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The body was found by a Stafford County deputy driving on patrol on River Road near Kings Highway a little before 5 a.m. on March 9. They’re not releasing the victim’s name yet.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 540-658-4450.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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