Police Blotter for Jan. 15

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Man's body found near swing set

Fairfax County police are asking the public to help identify a body found Monday on a Reston walking path.

A passerby discovered the body lying on mulch next to a swing set near French Horn Lane at about 11:20 a.m. The man whose body was found may have been exercising. Police do not suspect foul play. The man did not have any identification and no missing person reports have been filed.

He is described as average build, about 5-foot-10, with dark, graying hair, possibly in his 50s. He wore black sweatpants, a long-sleeved black shirt underneath a gray T-shirt, black socks and black New Balance tennis shoes and a black knit cap. He had a six inch surgical scar on his right, lower hip area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Charges in cold case

Fauquier County authorities say they've solved a 32-year-old cold case.

Prosecutors said warrants were being issued in the New Year's Eve 1980 slaying of Brad Baker at Kinloch Farm.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Fisher and Sheriff Charlie Fox said they planned to extradite the male suspect from West Virginia, but would not release any more information until a Tuesday news conference.

Baker, 30, was found with shots to his head and groin.

Man fatally shot in D.C.

An adult male was fatally shot in Northeast Washington on Monday.

At about 10:45 a.m., Monday, police responded to the 500 block of the 57th Street NE for a report of a shooting, and found an adult male on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wounds, said spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died, Metcalf said.

No other information was available, police said.

-Scott McCabe

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