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Two Years Later, the Search Goes On

Two Years Later, the Search Goes On

Homicide detectives are still seeking leads in a two-year long investigation of the murder of Yong Suk Yun, 61. He was killed on Oct. 7, 2010, in his Fairfax Station home at 5781 Ladues End Court. Yun owned the Dr. Wash in Chantilly and detectives believe Yun’s murder stemmed from a robbery.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in this case has increased to $70,000. Police have interviewed over 100 people, watched over 100 hours of video and exhausted numerous leads surrounding this homicide. They also created a video in Korean language in their efforts to reach out to non-English speakers, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b3uwOnAjak.

Detectives continue to ask for the public’s assistance in reporting any information to the police, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

“We are committed to solving this murder and continue our plea to the community for information,” said lead detective Connie Morris.

“We are seeking information that may not seem related to this case but was unusual or uncommon in someone else’s day—that could be the key to solving this murder. Something that seemed random or un-noteworthy could be the missing link in this case. Perhaps someone left work early, or arrived home late and seemed anxious, not themselves or wearing different clothing; these could be indicators of suspicious activity,” Morris added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

VATF-1 Hosts Grand Opening, Open House

Virginia Task Force One (VATF-1), Fairfax County’s urban search and rescue team, will host both a grand opening and open house, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

A grand opening will be conducted at VATF-1’s new disaster training center, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., 9900 Furnace Road, Lorton. Task force members will be on hand conducting various demonstrations using a wide array of rescue tools. Equipment will also be on display. The 25-acre training site is now VATF-1’s primary training area, previously part of the old Lorton Youth Correctional Facility.

VATF-1 will spotlight its new headquarters, deployment center and warehouse with an open house, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 14725-H Flint Lee Road, Chantilly. Tours of the facility will be conducted, including interview opportunities with VATF-1 members.

Team deployments include the Oklahoma City bombing, bombing in Kenya, earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan, the 9/11 response to The Pentagon, and numerous other national and international activations. The team consists of firefighters, paramedics, rescue specialists, physicians, hazardous materials and logistics specialists, structural engineers and canines.

All costs for personnel, training and equipment are paid for by the federal government.

Great Golfing for a Great Cause

The 2nd annual Marty Shanton Golf Classic for ALS on Sunday, Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m. provides a way to enjoy great golfing for a great cause. Taking place at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, the day-long event and dinner is raising money for research to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease); to help current ALS patients who endure enormous costs and challenges; and to help educate the public about this (currently) incurable disease.

The tournament is organized by the Shanton ALS Foundation, which was started in honor of Marty Shanton, a Fairfax husband, father, and respected businessman, who recently lost his battle with ALS. The tournament—which includes golf, dinner, and entertainment—costs $225 for individuals. To register, sign up online at www.theshantonALSfoundation.org or call 561-670-3625.

Democratic Women of Clifton to Meet Oct. 27

The Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) will meet Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. All Democratic women in Northern Virginia are invited. The guest speaker will be Hilaire Henthorne, a life coach and public speaker who’s worked as a lawyer, led a congregation and raised a family. In her presentation, “From Distressed to De-Stressed: Wellness Wisdom for Women,” she’ll discuss the top stressors for women and offer practical strategies for reducing stress.

For more information, e-mail cliftonwomendems@aol.com or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.democraticwomenofclifton.org" www.democraticwomenofclifton.org.

Be Alert for Deer

It’s that time of year again: “rutting season.” Deer are especially active during the months of October and November so residents can expect to have increased encounters with local deer.

As of July 2012, there have been 59 non-reportable deer-related vehicle crashes in Fairfax County. There have also been 31 reportable (damage over $1,500. dollars) collisions involving animals, predominately deer, as of mid-September 2012. Police caution motorists to stay alert for deer in the roadways and learn more about deer to decrease their chances of a deer/vehicle crash.