Arrest Made in Homicide on Winterthur Lane

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News Release: 2012-1610015/eja/(5)UPD
June 14, 2012

Arrest Made in Homicide on Winterthur Lane

            Detectives arrested Abir Ali, 20, of Prince George’s County, Maryland for the homicide of Bharat P. Patel. The arrest occurred at noon on Thursday, June 14, following a search of his home. Ali is being held by the Office of the Sheriff in Prince George’s County.


Note to media: no photo is available.


Composite Sketch and Wanted Poster

Composite Sketch of suspect


            Detectives have released a composite sketch and Wanted Poster of a suspect in the suspicious death case earlier today. The suspect is described as an Indian male, 25-35 years old; approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with a thin orange stripe down the sleeves and blue jeans.

Person Found Dead by Police

            Reston Police District – Officers responded to the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane in Reston for a fight on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at approximately 12:45 a.m. The officers did not find any fight. Approximately one hour later a missing person report was made at Hunter Woods Plaza. An investigation lead the officers back to Winterthur Lane where a body was found with trauma to the upper body.

            The deceased has been identified as Bharat P. Patel, 40 of 11913 Winterthur Lane. The cause and manner of death are not available.

            Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP 187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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