Body in Quarry Identified as Missing Clifton Man

There were no signs of foul play, Fairfax police said.

The body found in a Centreville quarry Wednesday was Brian Woodworth, a Clifton man who went missing last week, Fairfax County Police have confirmed. 

Police are not investigating the incident as a homicide.

"There's no signs of foul play," said Officer Shelley Broderick, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department, told Patch.

Woodworth, a 27-year-old Centreville High School graduate, went missing on Feb. 2. Police found his car Tuesday night off Bull Run Post Office Road, but there was no sign of him at the time. 

TS February 09, 2013 at 07:04 PM
How could a body found in a quarry NOT be foul play? Something is very fishy here.
Kristina February 10, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Does that mean it was suicide? Or a fatal freak accident? Why aren't we getting more on this?
John Kuchenbrod February 10, 2013 at 08:15 PM
According to a blog entry by Tom Jackman of the Washington Post, the FCPD can't officially call any death a suicide--only a medical examiner can do so. We aren't getting more on this because the media normally doesn't report on suicides. Check out that blog entry that Tom wrote--it was in the wake of Bryan Glenn's death.
Mary Stachyra Lopez February 10, 2013 at 08:53 PM
John is right that FCPD can't make that kind of call. I don't know the cause of death. But no crime was committed, so I basically view whatever happened at the quarry as a private matter.
John Kuchenbrod February 11, 2013 at 01:02 AM
And that's an excellent call.
Isis March 26, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I HEARD this from a neighbor, so I don't know if it is accurate. He was a mountain climber and was going on a trip soon. My friend says she was told he was practicing and something must have happened. Again, I DO NOT know f this is true.


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