Chantilly man’s body found in Clifton

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Fairfax County homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a wooded area of Clifton. The body, identified as James McDonald, 26, of Chantilly, was discovered Monday night with trauma to the upper body.

Detectives are trying to determine the cause and manner of death. He was last seen by a family member on Tuesday, May 15, and was reported missing Saturday, May 19. The investigation began immediately and led detectives to track the man’s phone. With the help of a search and rescue dog, the body was discovered in the 6100 block of Union Village Drive.

Detectives urge anyone who may have any information about this case, to please call them at 703-691-2131.



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