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Missing Front Royal resident’s remains found

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The Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) announced the reception of  information last month from the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) regarding the discovery of unidentified human remains in their jurisdiction.

After DNA testing, statistical analyses and other facts and circumstances surrounding the case, it was determined that the remains were those of missing Front Royal resident Kevin Smith.

He was first reported missing on January 28th, 2020.

FRPD thanked FCPD, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science for their help on the case.

Chief Magalis added, “This is certainly not the outcome we had hoped for regarding the disappearance of Mr. Smith. We give our condolences to the Smith family during this very difficult time.”

If you have information regarding the case, contact Detective M. P. Galagher at the Front Royal Police Department.

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