Police identify body found at Manassas recycling center, search continues for relatives


MANASSAS, Va. (WDVM) — Prince William County Police have released the identity of the man whose body was found decomposed at the American Recycling Center in Manassas in October.

Police said they have not been able to notify family members or anyone who may have known him, and they are seeking public assistance in finding one.

The man is identified as Edwin Raul Morales Diaz, 27, of Washington DC. Police say Diaz was known to stay in northwest DC, but is believed to have been homeless.

PWCPD said they do not believe Morales Diaz was the victim of a homicide, and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on Morales Diaz or a next-of-kin is asked to contact police at 703-792-7000 or submit a tip online.

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