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UPDATED: Body Found in Car off Chain Bridge Road

Man's injuries "may not have been caused by the crash," police said.

Update 11:09 a.m.: Fairfax County Police say the man found dead Friday night in a car off Chain Bridge Road may not have died from injuries caused by a crash.

In a statement Saturday morning, police said an officer discovered a minivan crashed into a barrier at the end of a service road around 7 p.m. Friday off of Chain Bridge Road near Glengyle Drive.

After calling for rescue personnel, and determining the driver was dead, officers found evidence suggesting "the driver's injuries may not have been caused by the crash."  

The driver was identified as a 19-year-old man from the Gainesville area. The cause of death is not clear, officials said. An autopsy is being performed by the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine how exactly the man died. 

Detectives and crime scene investigators are investigating the incident as “suspicious" and determining whether criminal activity is involved, according to the police statement.

Patch will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Original 9:16 a.m.: Fairfax County Police discovered a body in a car late Friday night off of Chain Bridge Road.

A spokesperson in dispatch confirmed a car had crashed in Vienna near Glengyle Drive and officers discovered a body inside, but more details were not readily available.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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CR December 29, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I saw this on the news last night. They just flashed the footage onto the screen very briefly, but the vehicle appeared to be a white van. I hope Vienna Patch is able to fill in more details soon.
Charlcie Steuble December 29, 2012 at 03:38 PM
WaPo says 19 year old was pronounced dead on the scene of this accident is from Gainesville: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/man-19-found-dead-in-van-in-vienna/2012/12/29/086866de-51c4-11e2-839d-d54cc6e49b63_blog.html?wprss=rss_crime-scene&omniture=tid%3Dsm_twitter_postlocal
Erica R. Hendry December 29, 2012 at 04:17 PM
CR- the car was a minivan. Charlcie -- police have released a full statement saying the 19-year-old man was from the Gainesville area. He has not been identified, and the cause of his death is still being determined via autopsy.
Amber perry December 30, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Rip zavier, i love you and miss you man. Heaven gained a wonderful caring angel. Once a bobcat always a bobcat #53 you are loved
joe Brown December 31, 2012 at 02:00 AM
guilty to proven innocent???????? or Innocent to proven guily ?
MaDukes January 01, 2013 at 08:22 PM
R.I.P. Zavier we will miss you I met you when my kids where in Sinclair you was always at my house laughing and smiling. The last time we saw you was before you went back to school you hug me so hard and said I love I now know why u hugged so hard God knew it would been the last time. We love you and you never be forgotten .

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