Reston, VA

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police have identified the human bones found on a Herndon-area trail in February.

Detectives said the body was that of Joseph John Swain, 50, of no fixed address.

There were no clear signs of death and the Office of the Medical Examiner calls the manner of death “undetermined” due to the nature of the bones. Detectives do not have evidence of criminal activity or suspicious trauma surrounding Swain’s death.

A resident in the 2900 block of Treadwell Lane in Herndon discovered the remains on Feb. 8 and called police. The bones were found on a nature walk path at Difficult Run Stream Valley Park.


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