UPDATE: Family Offering $25,000 Reward in 2016 Murder
The family of Johan de Leede, who was murdered inside his Lorton home, is now offering a reward of $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Members of our department were joined by the de Leede family for a news conference at our Public Safety Headquarters this morning. Detective John Vickery and the victim’s daughter-in-law, Susie Paul-de Leede, spoke about the murder of Johan de Leede, who was shot and killed while in his living room on March 11, 2016.
Susie Paul-de Leede spoke of the personal toll the murder of her father-in-law has had on her and her family. She described Johan de Leede and his wife as the heart of the family. Susie said, “He was one of the kindest, most thoughtful and loving people you could imagine, and he took a genuine interest in what was happening in the lives of those around him”. She said the family will continue to be active advocates of justice for Johan, and that’s why they have created this reward.
Detectives are still looking for information about a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-250, that was seen and heard speeding away from the scene with its lights off. It drove northbound on Mallard Road and eventually took a left.
“There’s a need for continued public assistance to help identify whoever is responsible for this crime” said Major Ed O’Carroll, commander of our Major Crimes Bureau. “I’m grateful for my detectives and analysts that continue to work tirelessly in hopes of solving this case.”
Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact Detective Vickery at 703-246-7865. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.
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