Body found during search for missing teen in Fairfax

Fairfax County police found a body Monday in a wooded area near where they located the car of a missing student at W.T. Woodson High School.

Police would not say whether it was the body of senior football player Bryan Glenn, who was reported missing on Oct. 1. But they did say they notified Glenn’s family of the discovery shortly after the body was found, and the teenager’s parents, Mike and Rosella Glenn, said in a statement Monday night that their son had died.

Glenn was last seen when he dropped off his younger brother at Woodson. Police said Glenn’s car was found the next day, on Oct. 2, at Thaiss Park, which is near Woodson.

After Glenn disappeared, police scoured the county with bloodhounds, helicopters and off-road vehicles searching for the 17-year-old senior. The body was found Monday at about 1:50 p.m. deep inside the park by volunteers who had gathered to search for the teen.

In an e-mail to parents on Monday, the Fairfax school system said “our thoughts are with the family of Woodson High Senior Bryan Glenn as they cope with this news.”

Schools officials said that grief counselors would be available for students Tuesday when class resumes after the long weekend.

Officer Eddy Azcarate, a police spokesman, said a determination of the cause of death would be made after an investigation by the Virginia office of the chief medical examiner.

In their statement, the Glenns thanked supporters and searchers, saying they have “touched our hearts forever.”

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.

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