Officers responded for a report of suspicious noises near the 6000 block of River Drive this morning. At about 1:25 a.m, several calls were received at the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) for reports of the sound of possible gun shots. Patrol officers and officers assigned to the Special Operations Division’s K9 Section conducted an extensive search of the area but did not locate any persons responsible.
The area was secured and detectives from our Major Crimes Division and Crime Scene Section responded to assume the investigation. The investigation is ongoing at this time, as the search for evidence and witnesses continue.
This is in close proximity to the area where Major Crimes detectives are continuing the investigation into the March 11 homicide of 83-year-old Johan De Leede of Lorton. The Underwater Search and Recovery Team (commonly referred to as a Dive Team) was deployed last week and searched for evidence which could yield further developments.
Franconia patrol units are and will be proactively checking the area and speaking to any resident who may have information. Franconia District Station and Major Crimes Division commanders also attended a local resident’s meeting to discuss their investigative process and ask for anyone with information to come forward.
Detectives are distributing the flyer above to local residents and we would like to share it with our larger community in hopes that we are able to further investigative leads. As a reminder, you may remain anonymous and provide us with information by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).
We are appreciative of the continuing patience and support of the community while detectives investigate this case. To go to our original release on this case, please click here.