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Fairfax Police find body near car belonging to man missing since May

Officials are working to determine the identity of the deceased.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Police say they found a body near a car belonging to a man believed to have been missing since May. 

According to officials, 53-year-old Juan Ward from Woodbridge, Virginia, was last seen on May 24. He was last seen in the 12500 block of Dillingham Square. Police said Ward disappeared under unusual circumstances.

On Wednesday, police found a car that matched Ward's, which is described as a Silver Nissan Altima with Virginia tags UJE3469. The car was found on the 8500 block of Alban Rd. in Springfield, Virginia. A body was found near the car. 

Police say that the body was transported to the medical examiner's office to determine the identity of the deceased. The cause of death is also unknown and the medical examiner will be working to determine that as well, officials say.

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