Police: Remains found near Richmond Highway in Groveton area

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Fairfax County Police homicide detectives are investigating skeletal remains found just off of Richmond Highway in the Groveton area on Thursday morning.

The remains were found in a wooded area in the 2900 block of East Lee Avenue, which also borders the 6900 block of Richmond Highway. Police said the spot is known to be a homeless camp.

Workers clearing the wooded area for a nearby construction project found the remains around 10:15 a.m. Prior to discovering the remains, they had found a wallet, which contained an ID card with an address for a local shelter, police said.

Detectives are working with the medical examiner to confirm the identity of the remains and cause of death, police said.

This story was updated with new information from the police.


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