Police Investigating Whether Body Found in Adams Morgan is Missing Reston Teen

Crime scene in Adams Morgan/Credit: Tim Regan

Police in the District are investigating if a dead body found in an Adams Morgan alley Thursday is related to a missing teen from Reston.

Paul McGuinness, 19, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Madam’s Organ, a bar at 2461 18th St. in Adams Morgan.

Reston and Herndon residents have been on a social media campaign this afternoon to see if anyone has seen the Herndon High School Class of 2015 grad and Virginia Commonwealth University freshman.

According to our sister publication Borderstan, the body was found in the 2400 block of 18th St. NW around 11:51 a.m.  on Thursday. Metropolitan Police confirmed it is a “death investigation” rather than a homicide investigation.

The body was located in an alley close to Madam’s Organ, which said in a Tweet it will be closed tonight.

Photo by Tim Regan. Borderstan editors Andrew Ramonas and Tim Regan contributed to this story.

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