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Body Pulled from Fort Washington Well


A nine hour operation to remove a body from a Fort Washington well ended successfully.

Crews extracted the remains Saturday afternoon. The body is now at the Medical Examiner's Office for a Sunday autopsy.

Removing the remains was a major operation involving utility crews, excavators, engineers, and forensic techs.

A caller prompted the recovery mission after telling investigators there was a body in the well.

“The person who called us is now part of the investigation, and I can't release any more details than that," Prince George's County Police Spokeswoman Julie Parker says.

Alexandria Police have kept a constant watch on the site since that call came in, fueling speculation that the person in the well could be missing Virginia activist Lenny Harris. Harris disappeared September 21st and his cell phone and car were found not far from the well, which is near a vacant house, well off Old Fort Road.

"There is an owner of this property, and we have been in touch," Parker says.

Homicide investigators have examined the remains, but haven't released any details about it, not even the gender.

Autopsy results could be available as soon as Sunday afternoon.

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