Category Archives: Homicide

Homicide Investigation Underway After Man Found Dead Along Road in Fairfax Station

Sully Police District – Detectives have identified the homicide victim found in the 6500 block of Colchester Road this morning as 30-year-old Michael Cooker, of Herndon. At 6:49, officers responded to the area after a passerby saw a man lying on the side of the road. Medics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. No weapons were found at

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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Arrested in Centreville Homicide

    Sully Police District – Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Matthew Ortega on February 14 in Centreville. Around 1 this afternoon, 18-year-old Uriel Josaphat Espinosa Cruz, of Fairfax, was arrested for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held at the Adult Detention Center

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Homicide Victim Identified as 17-year-old from Centreville

Sully Police District – Our homicide detectives were able to confirm the identity of the body found in Centreville on Wednesday as 17-year-old Matthew Ortega, during an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy results are pending. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, at this point we are only confirming Ortega died as a result of

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Homicide Detectives Tentatively Identify Body Found in Centreville

Sully Police District – Homicide detectives have tentatively identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as a juvenile. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy. Detectives are working closely with them to confirm his identity. With the new state law, we are prohibited from providing almost any information at all unless parental consent is provided. This law went

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Detectives Asking for the Public’s Help to Identify a Homicide Victim

Sully Police District – Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying the homicide victim found in the 13000 block of Jeb Stuart Square in Centreville. At 5:17 this morning, officers responded to the area after a delivery driver saw a body lying in the street with upper body trauma. Medics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. No

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