Teen Beaten to Death Identified

Police believe killing is gang related

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Saturday, Mar 20, 2010  |  Updated 7:45 PM EDT
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Teen is Victim in Fatal Beating

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

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Teen is Victim in Fatal Beating

A teenager is the victim of an apparent homicide in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. Investigators say he may have been beaten with a bat.
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 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.

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.

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