The Washington Post
Human remains found in trailer to haul trash
Police in Fairfax County said they are investigating the death of a person whose remains were found Monday in a trailer used to haul trash.
The remains were discovered shortly before 12:30 p.m. in a trash trailer in the 4600 block of West Ox Road in the county’s Fair Lakes area, according to Lt. Lance Hamilton, a police spokesman. “Preliminarily, no significant trauma was observed on the body,” authorities said on Twitter.
Hamilton said he was not immediately able to describe how the remains were discovered or precisely where.
The county’s Public Works and Environmental Services agency operates a recycling and trash-disposal facility in the 4600 block of West Ox, just off Interstate 66. Also known as the Recycling Center, “the I-66 Transfer Station provides high-quality and environmentally-responsive recycling and disposal services for Fairfax County,” the agency’s website says.
Hamilton said authorities would make more information public “as the investigation continues.”