The burned human remains found after a Woodbridge area dumpster fire Wednesday are of an adult female, Prince William County police said Thursday.
The cause of death is under investigation, but after conducting an autopsy, police said the victim is between 20 and 40 years old, 5’2” to 5’4” and between 120 and 140 pounds. Police said she has straight, dark hair and possibly a missing front left tooth.
Police were called to the Bayvue Apartments in the 1200 block of Bayside Avenue about 10 a.m. Wednesday when fire and rescue officials discovered human remains after they extinguished a dumpster fire.
Police said they are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body as well as finding a suspect in the fire. The suspect may have sustained burns to the face or arms or possibly has singed hair, police said.
Anyone with information should call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.