Murder Mystery Rattles Manassas Park Neighborhood

By Jackie Bensen
|  Friday, Dec 27, 2013  |  Updated 11:49 PM EDT
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A man was found dead in a parking lot outside his home in Manassas Park Friday, after neighbors say they heard gunshots in the early morning. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Jackie Bensen

A man was found dead in a parking lot outside his home in Manassas Park Friday, after neighbors say they heard gunshots in the early morning. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

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A man was found dead in a parking lot outside a home in Manassas Park Friday, after one neighbor said he heard gunshots in the early morning.

The case, now being investigated as a homicide, has rattled the quiet neighborhood of townhouses near Centreville Road.

The man's body was found after 9 a.m. between two parked cars in the 9400 block of Robin Lee Court. One neighbor told News4's Jackie Bensen that he had heard something he thought was gunshots earlier that morning, at around 5 a.m.

"I heard three shots, pop, pop, pop," said the man, who asked that he not be identified. "It's the worst thing that has ever happened. I have been here 13 years and it's the worst thing."

Because the body had fallen between two cars, it was not found until later.

Part of the area was cordoned off by yellow crime scene tape until 6 p.m., and no residents were allowed to move their vehicles.

Neighbors say it's a quiet complex, with no history of violent crime.

The victim has not yet been identified.
 

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