Detectives Investigate Domestic Related Homicide in Reston

Reston Police District – A man is in custody following a domestic related homicide that occurred earlier this morning in a Reston condominium community. Officers responded shortly before 9 a.m. to a home in the 11800 block of Shire Court for a welfare check after receiving a call for help. Officers entered the apartment and discovered Kenneth Jahelka, 66, of Reston, suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Alexander Jahelka, 24, of Reston, later identified as the victim’s son, was also in the apartment. Following their preliminary investigation, detectives have charged Alexander with second degree murder. He is being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.  

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please leave your contact information.    

This is being investigated as the 8th homicide year to date in Fairfax County.

This remains an active investigation and The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.  

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