UPDATE: Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Partygoers Who May Have Information Related to Centreville Homicide
Detectives are releasing two images related to the homicide investigation that occurred in Centreville and asking for the public’s assistance in identifying any of the persons depicted. They believe at least some them might have information vital to the investigation. The images depicted below are the same image; one is zoomed in slightly.
On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 4:24 p.m., patrol officers from the Sully District Station were called to a residence in the 5600 block of Gresham Lane, in Centreville, for a report of an unresponsive adult. Officers located a deceased man, later identified as 21-year-old Hosung Lee in his bedroom. Lee appeared to have trauma to the upper body.
Major Crimes Division detectives were summoned and took over the investigation. An autopsy was conducted the next day and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest and the manner of death was homicide.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Lee had attended a party at a residence on Oxon Road in Herndon on the night of Saturday, April 23. It is believed that Lee was involved in a physical altercation at the party. Through further investigation, detectives learned that patrol officers had responded to the Oxon Road address earlier on Saturday evening for a loud party complaint. Detectives then went to the Oxon Road address and found it vacant and in disarray. A search warrant was obtained and executed for the Oxon Road address.
Detectives from the Homicide and Crime Scene Sections spent three days processing the crime scene and collected in excess of 700 pieces of evidence. Numerous interviews have been conducted and many more are anticipated.
Detectives are releasing two images of people in attendance at the party on Oxon Road on the night of Saturday, April 23. They strongly encourage anyone who might know the identity of anyone in the images to contact Detective Bond of the Homicide Section at 703-246-4057. Callers may also contact Fairfax County Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org 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.
Update: Suspicious Death Now Ruled a Homicide
According to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, the manner of death has now been ruled homicide and Major Crimes detectives continue their investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Fairfax County Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org 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.
Suspicious Death in Centreville Area
On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 4:24 p.m., patrol officers from the Sully District Station were called to a residence in the 5600 block of Gresham Lane for a report of an unresponsive adult male.
Upon arriving at the residence, officers located the man with trauma to the upper body and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. The deceased has been identified as Hosung Lee, 21, of Centreville.
Major Crimes Division detectives are piecing together the events which led to this unfortunate tragedy and the investigation is ongoing.
At this time, there doesn’t appear to be a threat to the public.
Original release can be seen here.