Suspect Arrested in Vanessa Pham Homicide

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News Release:10/178/1557/drg(4)
December 13, 2012


Suspect Arrested; Charged with Murder

                Mason Police District – Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia, 27, of 6144 Willston Drive Apt 101 Falls Church, Virginia, was arrested on Thursday, December 13 and charged with the murder of Vanessa Pham. United States Marshals located Garcia at a house under construction in the Town of Vienna near the intersection of Glyndon Street S.E. and Locust Street S.E. shortly after noon. Fairfax County Homicide Detectives were able to link Garcia to this this homicide through analysis of forensic evidence.

Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia

Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia


Death Investigated as Homicide

Mason Police District – On Monday, June 28, police identified the victim as Vanessa V. Pham, 19, of 6700 James Lee Street, #138 in the Falls Church area. With the autopsy complete, police are now investigating this case as a homicide.

 Police Investigate Suspicious Death


Mason Police District – On Sunday, June 27, around 3:34 p.m., police responded to the area of Arlington Boulevard and Williams Drive for report of a vehicle crash. Responding officers discovered a 2008 2-door Toyota in a ditch off the south side of Arlington Boulevard. Inside the vehicle was a deceased 19 year-old female. The victim appeared to have trauma to the upper body which was not consistent with the mechanism of the crash. Detectives are now investigating this as a suspicious death.

The investigation continues.

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



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