It was the remains of a “large animal” found Sept. 19 on the railroad tracks near Manassas Park — not a human — that interrupted the evening commute for VRE riders last month.
Manassas Park Mayor Frank Jones said Thursday the exact type of animal that was discovered remains undetermined. To his knowledge, specific testing on the remains have not been conducted.
On Sept. 20, Manassas Park Police said the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that the remains were not human.
Trains were stopped south of Burke around 6:45 p.m. Sept. 19 due to the investigation.
VRE officials provided buses to transport riders to their stops and offered voucher for their delay.
They estimate close to 2,000 VRE passengers were affected.