Body found in Stafford County was teenager killed in Maryland

A Stafford County, police cruiser. (File, WTOP/Dave Dildine)

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 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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