Skeletal Remains Found Near Route 123 in Lorton

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July 13, 2010 — The Fairfax County medical examiner’s office is working with an anthropologist to try to identify a human skull and other skeletal remains found along Furnace Road in Lorton, according to a report from and other local news organizations.

According to, a man getting out of his car to photograph a deer at about 8pm Monday saw what looked like a skull in the weeds near the road.

A Fairfax police spokeswoman said it could take weeks or months for anything to come of the investigation.
The case has been turned over to forensic scientists at the state medical examiner’s office in Richmond.

Police would like anyone with potential information related to the discovery to call the Crime Solvers unit at 1-866-411-TIPS or the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.


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