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Body Found: Police Release Details in Herndon Creek Discovery

A neighbor reported seeing what appeared to be a body in the creek Friday morning.

Herndon Police released more details about a body found in the creek near Center and Locust streets Friday morning. (Patch File Photo)
Herndon Police released more details about a body found in the creek near Center and Locust streets Friday morning. (Patch File Photo)
Herndon Police are searching for anyone who may have seen anything in the early hours of Friday morning in connection with a body found near the area of Center Street and Locust Street.

The body of an adult male was found in the nearby creek.

Town of Herndon Police said they received a call around 8 a.m. from a resident in the area who saw what appeared to be a body in the creek.

"Herndon officers responded to the scene and confirmed it was an adult male who was deceased," public information officer Lt. Jim Moore said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Lt. Moore said they are in the process of notifying the man's next of kin, and until then will not be releasing the man's identity, although he said the man was approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Lt. Moore said the department has launched an investigation into the man's death, and that the cause of his death is not yet known, although he said "foul play is not suspected at this time."

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen anything in the area of Center and Locust streets between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. Thursday night into Friday morning, to contact police. Call the Herndon Police Department at 703-435-6881 ext. 2332, or Detective Diaz at 703-435-2990.


* UPDATE Friday, Jan. 17 9:30 p.m.: 
Police identified the man. Read here for details.


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Brenda Wichman January 17, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Isn't this the second deceased male found in that creek?
Kathy Paver January 17, 2014 at 02:42 PM
Yes it is, and we never got the final story on the first one (last summer?). No one ever said definitively that it was a suicide after running over his wife or whether another party could have been involved.
Esther Dowling January 17, 2014 at 04:22 PM
We believe that this may be our neighbour from Co Limerick Ireland. Any further updates?
Jennifer van der Kleut (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Esther - I suggest you call the police at the number above. That may be very helpful information to them. I believe his identity will be released as soon as they have notified his family.
Kim Magarity January 17, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Esther, you would be correct. I just got word from his old roommate & best friend. I will not disclose his name, in accordance with the police. I don't know anything about what happened just that it is the young man you are thinking of. He was a good guy.

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