Teen Beaten to Death Identified

Police believe killing is gang related

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    A teenager was the victim of an apparent homicide in the Mt. Vernon area of Fairfax County.

     Fairfax County police have identified the teenager beaten to death with a baseball bat on Friday.

    16-year-old Christian Perez was found unconscious at  the Woodlawn Neighborhood Park inside the Ingleside area of Mt. Vernon.

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    An autopsy report released Saturday confirmed Perez died of blunt force trauma.

    Officers discovered Perez after responding to a report of a large fight in the area.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Investigators say the evidence that leads them to believe the 16-year-old's death was gang related.

    Investigators are still searching for the suspects.