Fairfax County police say they have identified a body found in a grave at North Hill Park last month as a juvenile, and confirmed the cause of death as homicide.
The body was discovered the morning of May 23 in a wooded area of the Hybla Valley area park.
Due to Virginia privacy laws, the victim's name is not being released.
Fairfax police say detectives "developed information that led to the discovery ... of what appeared to be freshly disturbed soil." Crime scene detectives eventually uncovered the remains in a grave at the site.
Preliminary indications are that the case is gang-related and an isolated incident.