UPDATE: Bryan Glenn Found Dead in Thaiss Park

A body was discovered by volunteers during a search Monday morning for missing teen Bryan Glenn. The Glenn family later confirmed his identity.

Update 9:09 p.m.: The Glenn family has released a statement confirming that the body found today in Thaiss Park is that of Bryan Glenn, a Woodson High School senior who had been missing since last Monday. 

Update 4:16 p.m.: Fairfax County police said Monday afternoon a male body was discovered Monday about three-fourths of a mile past the tree line at Thaiss Park.

Speaking not far from that tree line, Officer Eddy Azcarate said the search party organized by Bryan Glenn's family — not police — discovered the body today.

Azcarate told members of the media gathered at the scene that police could have missed the body in their search last week for a number of reasons: the initial search was not the step-by-step, grid sweep most residents think of when they hear about a police search, he said. The body was found near one of the park's paths, but not on it, Azcarate said — it's possible officers did not search far enough from the location of Glenn's parked car on Pickett Road, or, it could have been a gap in the search process.

The body was only just visible from a foot path when volunteers discovered it Monday, Azcarate said.

Autopsy results will not be available until Tuesday afternoon, Azcarate said.

Azcarate was not willing to comment on the condition of the body, nor whether weapons or valuables were found nearby.

Update: Thaiss Park near Pickett Road is completely blocked off to the public.

Fairfax County police and several media trucks are on scene.

Patch will continue to update this story as it develops.

Original: Just more than a week after Bryan Glenn went missing after dropping his younger brother off at school, a male was found dead Monday near Glenn's car in Thaiss Park.

Police had recovered the 17-year-old's car at the park Oct. 2, but volunteers did not discover the body until after 10:30 a.m., when they gathered wearing waterproof boots, long pants and clothing with vibrant colors to search for the varsity football player.

It is not clear where exactly in the park the body was found, and police have not positively identified the body as that of the missing teen. 

However, condolences and prayers for Glenn and his family began pouring in just after 2 p.m. on a Facebook page named "Find Bryan Glenn," which as of this afternoon had 2,748 members.

"My thoughts and prayers have been with the family through this ordeal, and even more so now with this heartbreaking news," one member wrote.

There is no cause of death available at this time.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

See also:

Woodson Senior Missing Since Monday
Thaiss Park Closed While Police Search for Bryan Glenn
Friends of Missing Teen Say 'Bryan Did Not Just Walk Away'
Family Fights to Bring Missing Son Home 

Whitney Rhodes contributed reporting to this story.

FAM October 13, 2012 at 12:58 AM
How dare you John Patch or whatever your REAL name is! Do you know this family? Do you know anything about what you accuse his parents of? I pray you never have to know the truly unbearable grief this boy's family will face for the rest of their lives. If they had any clue he was troubled to this degree don't you think they would have done everything in their power to save their son's life? What is wrong with you? Alot of the time, it seems, people, especially men, do not convey their true feelings of depression, anxiety or inferiority. He may have never communicated one word of what was troubling him to his family. Do you think women would stay with the husbands who have so frequently in recent tiimes killed their children and then their spouses before turning the gun on themselves if their wives had ANY clue that was about to happen? Do you want to blame those victims too? Because that's what you just did. The Glenn family is also a victim of suicide.
D.L October 13, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Shanny Wild please shut the hell up and do NOT make this about race! #1 there are plenty of gangs around the world, some Latinos, Blacks, Whites, Asians. It just so happens that in our area of Fairfax County MS-13 seems to be active sometimes. Illegals? There are plenty of them in Fairfax County. It's obvious you have a racist mentality and with that being said I don't believe Fairfax County is the right place for you. Please leave because the less ignorant people we have around the better. Oh and I'm pretty sure members of the police, media, volunteers and the Glenn's family friends were of Latino decent. Where were you while all of this was going on?
jan October 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM
This is a very sad event, but underneath what happened is the ongoing ineptitude of the police, this is not an isolated incident of incompetance on the part of the FC police, it is the norm. For the placaters who assume "they are doing their best", seek help=stop placating, nothing ever improves if you don't acknowledge the reality of their bad work.
jan October 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM
John-unfortuneatly you are right, this area is full of this, and there is no acknowledgment. When you read about this kid, football player, eagle scout, SATS blah blah blah, they present it as if it would protect him from suicide, just the opposite
jan October 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Yes and when you call FC Police the answer is always "nothing I can do" or "not my territory" stop making excuses


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