2 dozen birds found dead in Fairfax County

Animal control officers in Fairfax County are investigating two dozen birds mysteriously found dead in Chantilly Friday morning.

The birds were located on the roadway by officers responding to the area of Avion Parkway and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway at around 10 a.m.

The birds, all believed to be European starlings, were sent for a necropsy and laboratory testing. Police say their Animal Services Division is working with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to determine the cause of death for the birds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or the Animal Services Division at 703-324-0222.