Category Archives: Cold Case

UPDATE: Cold Case Squad Solves 1998 Sexual Assault

Mason Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Cold Case Squad have solved a sexual assault that occurred more than two decades ago. In August of 1998, a 32-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the 7200 block of Parkwood Court in the West Falls Church section of Fairfax County. The suspect posed as an exterminator and threatened the

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Solving 1989 Cold Case

Franconia Police District – It has been 30 years since 5-year-old Melissa Brannen was abducted from the Lorton area of Fairfax County. Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Cold Case Squad are seeking the public’s help to locate Melissa and bring resolution to her family as she was never found. Melissa was last seen on Dec. 3, 1989, around 10:20

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Detectives Seek Assistance Solving 2006 Cold Case Murders of Two Women

Franconia Police District – For more than 13 years, the brutal murders of two Springfield women have remained a mystery. Both cases occurred within a four-month period in late 2006 and although detectives do not believe the victims knew each other, they had a lot in common. Most notably, both women were named Marion. Marion Marshall and Marion Newman were

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Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Solving 1972 Cold Case

Mt. Vernon Police District – It has been 46 years since 12-year-old Karen Lee Spencer was found dead in the Huntington area of Fairfax County. Her death remains a mystery to our Major Crimes Bureau Cold Case Squad detectives who are seeking the public’s help to solve this cold case and bring resolution to Karen’s family. Karen’s murder is one

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Detectives Make Arrest in 1999 Armed Attack of Woman in Burke

West Springfield Police District –  A Fairfax County man is in custody for a 1999 abduction of a woman in the Burke area. This morning, detectives from our Fugitive Taskforce with the assistance of the Hyattsville City Police Department arrested 67-year-old Allen Lewis Buracker at his workplace in the 2900 block of Belcrest Drive in Hyattsville, Maryland. Detectives from our

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