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.

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 
Community Without Answers After Teen's Death

VIDEO: Police Answer Questions About Body Found at Thaiss Park
UPDATE: Bryan Glenn Found Dead in Thaiss Park 

T-Bird October 16, 2012 at 02:09 AM
The ignorance and arrogance of some people on here is shocking. paul (little "p") and Paula, I speak of you. Nobody was asking either of you to abridge your freedom of expression, but to act like an adult and have a little compassion for the family. Obviously, this was beyond your comprehension or maturity level. Whitney, if you are reading this I see no reason to keep this comment section open. It should be closed and this DOJ/PAR person need to be banned.
Whitney Rhodes October 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
If it keeps going downhill like this, expect it... Please folks. This is a touchy issue, I know. But keep it productive.
Just Thinking October 16, 2012 at 07:56 AM
Right this was posted in April they said the parks were not safe then. Are theyany safer now then they were then?
paul October 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM
T-bird you are about the worst commenter on here which I'm sure you are aware of. You use some pretty big words in all your sassy comments you have specifically dirrected at other people. Caps or not.
T-Bird October 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Uh huh. I'm the worst here. Because I'm the one who is saying that some poor kids suicide is MY business because it happened in a park, right? Because appeasing my curiosity is more important that proper police procedures or the privacy of the family, right? Oh no, I'm wrong. That was you. Clearly, like many in this area, you were not taught empathy and compassion as a child. Sad really. That and I guess my "big words" confused your developmentally disabled mind. I only hope you don't pass this on to your children or you don't reproduce. The gene pool could do with less of the likes of you.


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