UPDATE: Reston Abduction Suspect Arrested
Reston Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have arrested Steven Edwards, 62, no fixed address, for the abduction with intent to defile of a woman that occurred on June 11 in Reston. Detectives worked diligently since the incident to identify and arrest Edwards who is a registered sex offender. He was arrested this afternoon around 1:30 p.m. in the City of Fairfax. Edwards was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with abduction with the intent to defile. He is being held without bond. With the support of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office sketch artist, our detectives were able provide the community with a drawing and likeness of Edwards that assisted during this investigation. We are grateful for the community’s help and our partnership with Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to bring justice in this case.
(Original release date: June 21, 2019)
Detectives Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect
Reston Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the sexual assault of a woman that occurred on June 11 in Reston. Officers responded to the area of Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue around 11 p.m. that evening after a 49-year-old woman was located with physical injuries. A subsequent investigation revealed that the woman was on a nearby walking path when she was hit from behind and sexually assaulted. She was taken to a hospital where she received medical treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50-60 years old, skinny build, gray wavy hair, light colored eyes, wrinkled face and possibly wears glasses.
Anyone who can identify the suspect or has information about this case is asked to please contact our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting , or calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). They can also be sent in 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 $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest
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