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Body found in Alexandria park reported to be missing Fairfax County 16-year-old

Body found in Alexandria park reported to be missing Fairfax County 16-year-old
Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 23:27:36-05

FARIFAX CO., Va. – The Fairfax County Police Department announced that homicide and crime scene detectives discovered a body in a wooded area not far off from a path in Woodlawn Park Friday morning.

The body was discovered at 11 a.m. in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. It was almost entirely covered by leaves and brush.

Fairfax Police said Friday evening that the body appeared to be 16-year-old Jholie Moussa, who was last seen near the park on January 12:

Moussa’s family reported her missing on January 13 and said that the teen told her sister she was going to a party in Norfolk.

Police are investigating this incident as a homicide.

This is a developing story.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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