Man found dead after Fairfax County fire identified

Local,Virginia,Crime,Naomi Jagoda,Fairfax County

The man whose body was found after an outside fire in Fairfax County on Sunday has been identified as 24-year-old Handel Victor Stephens-Dowd, of Fairfax, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the incident shortly after noon on Sunday and found grass, brush and several trees on fire near the east bound ramp of Lee-Jackson Highway to the Fairfax County Parkway. Firefighters were quickly able to bring the flames under control and then found Stephens-Dowd's body, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

The medical examiner had not yet determined the cause and manner of Stephens-Dowd's death Wednesday morning. Fire investigators and police are continuing to look into the incident.

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