Fairfax County police are investigating the “suspicious death” of a man whose body was found Tuesday morning outside a Falls Church-area strip mall.
Officers arrived at the Willston Centre shopping complex, at Arlington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive, shortly after 7:20 a.m. after someone reported finding a body in an alley between some shops and a gas station, police said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but a medical examiner is still determining the cause and manner of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
The 49-year-old Hispanic man has been identified, but police are withholding his name until they notify next of kin. Police said the man appeared to be homeless.