News Release Update: Body Identified

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 13/015/LHC/(5)
January 15, 2013


UPDATE: Body Identified


            Police have identified the body of the man found in the Reston area as Christoph Walker, 51. Walker is from Sacramento, California and has been visiting a relative in the 11200 block of Harbor Court, Reston. He apparently went out for a run and did not return home. The relative became concerned, saw the news release on a local news website, recognized it may be his family member and contacted police.

            Detectives do not suspect foul play; cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.                       


                                Police Seek Information

              To Identify Body Found on Reston Path


Reston  Police District – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a body that was found on a Reston path on Monday, January 14 at about 11:20 a.m.

A man was walking on a path near French Horn Lane when he saw the body of a man lying on mulch next to a swing set. The deceased appeared to have been either coming to or from the main path and police believe he had been exercising. Preliminarily, detectives do not suspect foul play; the man did not have any identification and no missing person reports have been filed.

The man is described as average build, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, with dark, greying hair, no facial hair, and possibly in his 50’s. He wore black sweatpants, a long-sleeved black shirt underneath a gray T-shirt, black socks and black, New Balance tennis shoes. He wore no ring, jewelry or watch but carried a house key. He also wore a black knit cap. He had a six inch surgical scar on his right, lower hip area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


To request this information in an alternate format, call the Public Affairs Bureau at 703.246.2253. TTY 703-877-3715

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