Updated: Police ID body found in Woodbridge

Updated

States Prince William police: 

Death Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – Detectives from the Homicide Unit have positively identified the body located on March 30 along the creek bed in Powells Creek near Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191). Detectives are currently working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death. There is no public threat or need for concern from the surrounding community as this incident does not appear to be random and no foul play is suspected at this time. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues. 

Identified:
The victim has been identified as Craig Edward MANNING, 63, of Woodbridge

  • Death Investigation [Previously Released] – On March 30 at 12:51PM, officers responded to investigate human remains located along the creek bed in Powells Creek near Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191). Detectives with the Homicide Unit are currently working to recover the remains which will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and identification. The identity of the deceased will be released once confirmed and next of kin notified. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues.

Original post

Police today found a body underneath a bridge that carries traffic on Route 1 over Powells Creek in Woodbridge.

Stated Prince William police:

Death Investigation – On March 30 at 12:51PM, officers responded to investigate human remains located along the creek bed in Powells Creek near Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191). Detectives with the Homicide Unit are currently working to recover the remains which will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and identification. The identity of the deceased will be released once confirmed and next of kin notified. More information will be released when available. One lane of northbound Jefferson Davis Hwy is currently closed between Powells Creek Blvd and Celestial Dr but is expected to reopen as soon as the roadway is cleared. The investigation continues.

The right lane of northbound Route 1 was closed while police conducted an investigation.

This is the second time in two days a body has been found in Prince William County.

A body was found in a retention pond off Route 234 near Manassas on Tuesday afternoon. Police are still working on identifying the victim.

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