Teen’s demise either by suicide pact or murder / suicide; police wait for autopsy and medical examiner for cause
WOODBRIDGE, VA. — After beginning a search for two teens reported missing by their families, Prince William County Police report that they found them, both dead in the back of a mini-van owned by one of the families.
Police say that on October 24, 2015 at 4:46 PM, officers responded to the 4400 block of Hamilton Dr. in Woodbridge, Va., near Dawson Park to investigate the deaths of two juveniles.
The juveniles were identified as Indya Davis, 17, and Lyle Ferringer, 17, both of the Woodbridge area. Earlier that day, both juveniles were reported missing to police separately by family members from their respective homes.
Information obtained during the investigation led officers to the area of Hamilton Dr. near Dawson Park where the juveniles were believed to be located.
While searching the area, a County Park Ranger located a mini-van belonging to the family of one of the juveniles.
Upon checking the vehicle, both juveniles were observed in the back compartment of the van unresponsive and suffering from injuries.
Officers forced entry into the locked vehicle and requested medical assistance. Both juveniles were pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are currently working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine their cause of death. The autopsies are tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 26th.
Police said that there “…is no public threat or need for concern from the surrounding community as this incident does not appear to be random.”
That statement is usually made by police when the deceased died by their own hands in mutual suicide or a murder / suicide.
Ferringer’s Facebook page postings showed he was a sales associate at North Face and attended Gar-Field High School.