Two Bodies Found in Fairfax County in Less Than 12 Hours

Two bodies were discovered in separate parts of Fairfax County in less than 12 hours. 

The body of a 19-year-old woman was found with head trauma Tuesday morning on the grass next to a parking garage in Herndon. 

"At this point, a death investigation is underway. It's not clear exactly what happened," Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for Fairfax County Police, said about the body found on the 2300 block of Dulles Station Boulevard. 

Police said there's no sign of foul play or suspicious circumstances and no threat to the public.

Possible evidence related to the white woman with red hair was found on the upper floors of the eight-level parking garage, police said. 

The security company that patrols the garage did not respond to an inquiry.

Less than 12 hours earlier, a man walking in the woods found a body in the Mount Vernon area. Police say the man found the body near the 4800 block of Manor Drive at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.The body, which investigators believe is male, was in an advanced stage of decomposition. 

While the medical examiner will determine the causes and manners of death, police do not believe there's any threat to public safety. 

Locals said they're uneasy to hear about the discovery of the bodies.

"It's a little unsettling knowing something so close to home, could happen," Jamie Sullivan said.

The deaths are not related to one another, police said. Both remain under investigation. 

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