Detectives have identified the homicide victim found in the 6500 block of Colchester Road in the morning of April 18 as 30-year-old Michael Cooker, of Herndon. At 6:49, officers responded to the area after a passerby saw a man lying on the side of the road. Medics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. No weapons were found at the scene. There’s no evidence to indicate a threat to public safety. Detectives are working to develop suspect information. Cooker sustained upper body trauma. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
If anyone has information about this incident, contact Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.com 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.