The Washington Post

Human remains found in trailer to haul trash

- — Paul Duggan

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.”

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