Body in South Lakes Area Identified


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News Release: 2013-2350079/BW/(5)
August 26, 2013

 

Body in South Lakes Area Identified

Reston Police District – The body recovered from Lake Thoreau has been identified as Roy Cooley, 91, of Reston.

 

Body Discovered in South Lakes Area

Reston Police District - Around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 23 officers responded for an elderly man whose property was located in the 11100 block of South Lakes Drive. The owner of the property could not be located. While searching, the patrol officers, assisted by the police helicopter, located a body in Lake Thoreau next to the shopping center. The police dive team responded and recovered the body from the water. While positive identification has not yet been made and cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner, the body is believed to be that of the 91-year-old man officers were looking for earlier. The investigation is ongoing but does not appear criminal in nature.

 

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