ALEXANDRIA, Va. (FOX5) — The system of a lacking teenager who was noted lacking on Jan. 12 was found in an Alexandria park in Fairfax County on Friday, officials confirmed.
Fairfax County police said the system of 16-year-outdated Jholie Moussa was found in Woodlawn Neighborhood Park, located in the 4800 block of Manor Push, at about 11 a.m. outside of the tennis courts. The system was included in leaves and particles, in accordance to police.
Authorities mentioned Moussa’s body was taken to the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas for official identification. Investigators said they had been ready to tentatively detect Moussa by the visual appearance of the system and by a tattoo. According to police, Moussa’s spouse and children was notified and her demise was becoming investigated as a homicide.
The park exactly where the discovery was designed is located extremely close to exactly where Moussa went lacking. Moussa was final found on Jan. 12 in the 4200 block of Sonia Court, and she was noted lacking the next day. Law enforcement said Friday was the 2nd time they had searched the park, the initially time coming within days after she was noted lacking.
Past week, the FBI joined the investigation into her disappearance.
Moussa’s mother, Syreeta Hill, explained to FOX 5 DC her daughter left dwelling at about 4:15 p.m., telling her twin sister she was going to a celebration in Norfolk. Law enforcement said they seemed into that idea, but it did not pan out.
Investigators had at first mentioned that Moussa did not look to be an imminent risk considering the fact that she left her dwelling on her own accord. Till Friday, Moussa’s scenario was becoming handled as a juvenile runaway.
Detectives said they’d spoken with about 20 persons who had latest make contact with with Moussa. Even so, police said lots of of individuals 20 persons who had been close friends with Moussa had been not entirely cooperating with investigators.
Moussa was a 10th quality scholar at Mount Vernon Large University.
Everyone with facts that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to simply call (703) 691-2131.