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Fairfax County police say the body found Friday in Woodlawn Park has been positively identified as Jholie Moussa.
A body found Friday in Alexandria’s Woodlawn Park has been tentatively identified as 16-year-old Jholie Moussa.
Moussa was reported missing on January 13, a day after she left her home on Sonia Court in Alexandria saying she would be right back. Police say the body that was found in some woods off of a walking path in the park has a tattoo that matches one on the teenager. The body was found by officers who were searching the park for a second time, based on information turned up by detectives.
Fairfax County police say they’re investigating Moussa’s death as a homicide. They’re waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.