RESTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police officers investigating a missing persons report discovered the lifeless body of a Reston man early Saturday morning.
Officer Eddy Azcarate, spokesman for the Fairfax County Police Department, says officers were first called to a residence in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a fight. When officers arrived on scene to investigate, was no sign of a commotion.
Approximately an hour later police received a report of a missing person at Hunter Woods Plaza. That investigation led the officers back to the apartment complex where the initial fight report came from. That is when officers discovered the body of 40-year-old Bharat P. Patel of 11913 Winterthur Lane.
Officer Azcarate confirms Patel had suffered trauma to the upper body, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide. Details on the cause and manner of death are unavailable at this time.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.