Prince William County detectives and crime scene technicians are examining the skeletal remains of a body found behind a house in Manassas, police said in a statement.
“At this time, we can only confirm that the remains are that of an adult,” the police department wrote on its Facebook page.
The remains were found in the 14900 block of Yolanda Lane in a wooded area off Minnieville Road at about 7 p.m.Wednesday, according to police. Authorities do not yet know whether foul play is suspected.
A nearby neighbor was hunting for golf balls in the woods and found the remains, said Officer Jonathan Perok, a county police spokesman.