Detectives Investigating Homicide in Burke

West Springfield Police District – Major Crimes and Crime Scene detectives this evening are investigating a homicide in Burke. The victim has been identified as Kedest Sileshi Simeneh, 22, of the 6400 block of Kroy Drive, in Springfield.

This morning just before 9 a.m., a homeowner in the 6500 block of Cordwood Court in Burke, saw a woman on the ground in the backyard who did not appear to be moving. The homeowner called 911 and medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.

An autopsy will determine the exact manner of death.

Detectives are working to verify if there is a link  to yesterday’s homicide in Springfield, where Henok Yohannes was found deceased in the 6400 block of Blarney Stone Court. These two crimes do not appear to be random.

We are asking anyone with information to contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or 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).

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