Area Roundups: Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield

Area Roundups: Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield

Suspicious Death in Clifton Area Investigated

Homicide detectives Tuesday evening, May 22, were investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a wooded area of Clifton. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday afternoon on 26-year-old James McDonald of Chantilly, who was discovered Monday night with trauma to the upper body. Detectives are trying to determine the cause and manner of death. He was last seen by a family member on Tuesday, May 15. He was reported missing Saturday, May 19. The investigation began immediately and led detectives to track the man’s phone. With the help of a search and rescue K9, the body was discovered Monday night in the 6100 block of Union Village Drive - according to FCPD. Detectives urge anyone who may have any information about this case, to please call them at 703-691-2131.

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Fatal Crash in Springfield

A 19-year-old Fairfax man died May 17 as a result of a two-vehicle crash. Officers responded to Fairfax County Parkway and Whitlers Creek Drive for a report of a crash between a Toyota Camry and a box truck. A preliminary investigation determined that Francis Kyung-Min Park was driving northbound on the Fairfax County Parkway when he lost control of his car for an unknown reason, according to FCPD. The car slid sideways across the median and crashed into the box truck that was traveling in the southbound lanes. Park was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured. Detectives are still working to determine if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.