Police Investigate Reston-Area Homicide

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News Release: 12/122/1063/sb/(5)
October 16, 2012


Police Investigate Reston-Area Homicide

            Reston Police District – Police are investigating the death of a Reston-area woman as a homicide. Officers were called to a home in the 11300 block of Geddys Court around 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, for the report a shot person. They located an adult female with an apparent gunshot wound inside the home. She was transported to Reston Hospital Center and succumbed to her injuries.

            Charles A. Hamilton, 59, of 11310 Geddys Court in Reston, was taken into custody at the home. He was charged with murder. The deceased has been identified as Ruth Allen, 68, of 2039 Durand Drive in Reston. The deceased and suspect were sister and brother.   

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Charles Hamilton

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