Police: No Predator on the Loose, Cause of Bryan's Death Could Take Months to Determine
City and county police say there's no threat to the public.
Police say they believe there is no threat to the public after volunteers found the body of missing Woodson student Bryan Glenn in the woods near Thaiss Park on Columbus Day.
Fairfax City Police recently stepped up patrols around Pickett Road, Silver King Court and Thaiss Park, but not as a response to a predator or perceived threat.
"The entire City of Fairfax is a low crime area. We have not had a murder in three years," said Sgt. Joe Johnson of the City of Fairfax Police Department. "The park is safe. It was a request we received from the community and we have stepped up patrols until this case is closed."
Virginia's Medical Examiner's Office completed the autopsy of the body on Wednesday and confirmed the family's identification of the remains as 17-year-old Bryan Glenn. Bryan went missing on Oct. 1.
Because the state treats autopsies and other post-mortem tests as private medical records, those details are not open to the public. The medical examiner plans to release a cause and manner of death once toxicology tests are complete, said Officer Eddy Azcarate of the Fairfax County Police Department.
"The length of time needed to determine cause and manner of death can vary from case to case so I cannot give you a timeline," said Nancy Bull, district administrator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Azcarate said the exam may take as long as several months.
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