Fairfax County and Prince George’s County Announce Charges in Cold Case Murders 

Chief Kevin Davis alongside Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County Steve Descano, Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz, and State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County Aisha Braveboy this afternoon announced Charles Helem, 52, has been charged for two cold case homicides: one in each jurisdiction.  

On Sept. 8, 1987, Eige Sober Adler, 37, was found deceased in the rear parking lot of the Dulles Days Inn in Herndon. Her vehicle was found abandoned about a half mile away. At the time, detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau thoroughly investigated the case and collected numerous items of evidence. However, the leads went cold, and no arrest was made. The evidence collected in the case was eventually assigned to our Major Crimes Bureau’s Cold Case Squad. Detectives have remained committed to bringing justice to these victims and finding answers for Eige’s friends and family. Nearly 35 years later, their diligent efforts have led to identification of Adler’s killer.

An indictment was returned Wednesday for Helem for the murder of Eige Sober Alder. Helem is in prison serving a life sentence for the 2002 murder of Patricia Bentley in Chantilly. Prince George’s County also announced murder charges against Helem in a cold case from 2002.

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