Fire and Apparent Homicide in the Reston Area

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release: 13/049/9999/sb/(5)
February 18, 2013

Fire and Apparent Homicide in the Reston Area

            Police are investigating an apparent homicide that occurred in the Reston area on Monday, February 18. Around 6:12 a.m. the Fairfax County Fire Department was called to an apartment in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive for a report of smoke. Firefighters determined the smoke was coming from inside an apartment on the second floor and forced entry. They found an adult female deceased inside the apartment.

            Police detectives and the Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating the woman’s death jointly. The investigation is in its early stages but detectives have determined the victim had trauma to her upper body. She has not yet been identified.

            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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