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Fairfax County Police have identified a man who died of exposure this week in the county as being from Alexandria, Virginia.

Via FCPD

Detectives have identified the deceased man as Jose Florentino Vasquez Marquez, 50, of Alexandria Va. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner. Detectives do not suspect foul play.

Death Investigation (January 14, 2016)

On Wednesday, January 13, shortly before 1 p.m., a citizen reported a suspicious man, possibly sleeping in a small, wooded area near the intersection of Route 236 and Annandale Road. Responding officers located the man and determined that he was deceased. Initial indications are that the man may have been homeless and succumbed to the elements. There were no overt signs of foul play and there was no apparent threat to public safety. The medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Read more at this link.

Alexandria Police

UPDATE (5:22 PM): Multiple sources confirm Alexandria Police are considering this homicide an isolated incident and NOT a random act of violence.

This is an update to this post.

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide. Alexandria Police, assisted by the Fairfax County Police Search and Rescue Team, conducted a search of Four Mile Run Park on Friday, December 4, 2015, as it was the last area in which a missing person was seen earlier in the week.

During the search, officers located a deceased adult male suffering from apparent injuries. The cause and manner of death will be determined through an autopsy.

The victim has been identified as Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez, 22, City resident. The investigation is ongoing.

The Alexandria Police Department asks that anyone with information about this investigation or victim contact Detective William Oakley at 703.746.6606.

This is the fourth homicide in Alexandria in 2015.

(Image via @AlexandriaVAPD on Twitter)

Alexandria Police
UPDATE (4:52 PM): This case has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.

UPDATE (4:40 PM): Multiple sources confirm the suspicious death investigation involves a body that was found in the stream area across from the Mann Field third base. As I speculated below, this may be tied to the young man who was reported missing this week and who was last seen in the park. Police have not confirmed that as yet.

UPDATE (1:04 PM): Chief Cook on scene.

UPDATE (1:03 PM): Here’s hoping the body that has been found is not this young man.


The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a suspicious death investigation in Four Mile Run Park. Expect police activity in the Arlandria neighborhood area on Commonwealth Avenue.

This makes the fourth death investigation this year. We’ll update the post as more becomes available.

(Image via @AlexandriaVAPD on Twitter)

APD badgeThe Alexandria Police Department is conducting a death investigation of a male infant in the Landmark neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Around 6:07 AM on Tuesday, September 2, 2015, officers responded to the unit block of Bragg Street to assist the Fire Department and medics with an infant in medical distress. The baby was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective William Oakley at 703.746.6606.

Police Conduct Death Investigation on Quantrell Avenue

This is an update to this post.

UPDATE (9:13 AM 4/3): Sources tell me APD is investigating whether the man jumped, fell or was pushed to his death. This death sounds similar to another death recently in the West End doesn’t it?

The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a death investigation in the 5800 block of Quantrell Avenue. This is where Tower 2000, a high-rise apartment building is located.

Around 9:49 AM on Thursday, April 2, 2015, officers responded to the report of a person found deceased behind a building. Upon arrival, they located the victim, a 21 year-old male. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of death will be determined through an autopsy.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective William Oakley at 703.746.6606.

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