Police: Body found near bridge, man charged with murder

January 10, 2020 GMT

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with murder in the death of a man whose body was found near a bridge in Virginia, police said.

Malik Salam, 41, had already been charged with unlawful disposal of a body in the case, Fairfax County Police said in a news release.

A person walking their dog found Micale Kebede, 31, dead near Mt. Vernon in December, police said. An autopsy showed he suffered trauma to his upper body, news outlets reported.

Salam is being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond, according to police. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.