Police identify woman found dead in Herndon

7/22/15 UPDATE: Police have identified the woman found dead next to a parking garage as Brooke Lee Lancaster, 19, of Ashburn. Detectives now say there was no foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. 


HERNDON, Va. - A woman’s body turned up Tuesday near a Herndon parking garage under suspicious circumstances, Fairfax County police said.  

Someone walking behind the structure on Dulles Station Boulevard noticed a woman’s body around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in a grassy area at the base of the garage.  

The body has been described by police as an adult white woman with red hair. She appears to have suffered severe head trauma.

As the investigation unfolded, police were seen on several floors of the structure looking for evidence.

By early afternoon, it appeared police found something that caught their interest on the eighth floor. Investigators took photographs and examined an area around a stairwell. 

Police have not identified the woman and they have not said how she died.

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