Tenant charged in death of Virginia woman missing since June

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LORTON, Va. (AP) – Police say the body of a 72-year-old Virginia woman who had been missing for weeks has been found, and a tenant of the woman’s has been charged with murder in her death.

Fairfax County police officials said at a news conference Saturday morning that the suspect came forward Friday night and led detectives to a wooded area where Emily Lu’s body was located.

Police said 25-year-old Brian George Sayrs Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder and felony concealment of a body. He was being held without bond.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

Police haven’t offered a motive or said how Lu was killed.

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