Investigation Underway in Lorton Area Homicide



Fairfax County police officers were called to a residence in the 6000 block of River Drive on Friday, March 11, shortly after 1 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive man that a family member believed had fallen. Officers located the 83-year-old victim in the residence with trauma to the upper body, started CPR and applied an emergency field dressings using a trauma kit. The victim, Johan de Leede, of Lorton, was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary investigation shows that the victim was inside the residence and was shot several times. The origins of the gun shots remain under investigation. At this time, detectives from the Major Crimes Division have not located a suspect and ask anyone with information to please contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131**Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & data rates may apply. Go to for Terms & Conditions.