Bryan Glenn found dead, authorities say

Glenn had been missing for a week before his body was discovered on Oct. 8. Photo: Fairfax County Police

The body found by searchers Monday in Fairfax is the missing W.T. Woodson High school student Bryan Glenn, authorities say.

A body, who Glenn's family said Monday belonged to their son, was discovered in the woods near Thaiss Park just before 2 p.m. Monday.

Glenn went missing on Oct. 1 after he dropped his brother off at Woodson High School. He was last seen visiting a Dunkin' Donuts shop on Route 50 before disappearing.

Glenn's parents, Mike and Rosella Glenn, released this statement late Monday:

"With tremendous sadness in our hearts, we learned this afternoon of our son Bryan’s death. This devastating news has been a great shock to our family and friends. Right now this family and our community are grieving and we need to let the investigation run its course.

Thanks to everyone in the community and around the globe who offered their love, prayers and support to our family over the past week. Your kindness has given us strength during this difficult time and has touched our hearts forever. Our family would like to express our profound gratitude to the hundreds of volunteers and search team leads. Special thanks to the media and Fairfax area businesses for their continued support ."

This is a developing story. More to come.