Fairfax County Police have identified the human remains found in Lorton as two Triangle brothers, Alberto and Manuel de Jesus Mireles-Garcia. Police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner classified both cases as murders.
On Wednesday, April 18, detectives were notified that forensic testing of DNA determined that both sets of remains belonged to brothers, Fairfax County Police said.
Prince William County Police issued a Crime Solvers case alert on Jan. 11, 2012 for the Mireles-Garcia brothers.
PWC Police said on May 12, 2010 police responded to the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Road in Triangle for two missing persons reports.
“Family members reported to police that the brothers, Alberto and Manuel de Jesus, were last seen on May 10, 2010 at around 10 p.m.,” reads the alert. “Their vehicles were located at their residence, however, their keys and identification were not found.”
Police found no additional information or leads from the apartment in Triangle.
Remains found off Furnace Road in Lorton on July 12, 2010 were estimated to have gone undiscovered for up to one year. The Fairfax County medical examiner's office said the victim died of trauma to the upper body.
near the bottom of a railroad bridge on Furnace Road between Richmond Highway and Old Colchester Road on March 15, 2011.
Fairfax County Police said both cases continue to be investigated by homicide detectives.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.