On Dec. 23 in the morning, a homeowner in the 6500 block of Cordwood Ct. in Burke spotted a motionless woman propped against a tree outside their house and called 9-1-1. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Photo by Tim Peterson.
Police are continuing to chase “all possible leads” in connection with a pair of murders in Burke and Springfield that took place just before Christmas.
Officers found Henok G. Yohannes, 22, dead in his home in the 6400 block of Blarney Stone Ct. in Springfield on Dec. 22.
Kedest Sileshi Simeneh, 22, of Springfield was found dead, slumped against a tree in the 6500 block of Cordwood Ct. in Burke after a homeowner spotted her the morning of Dec. 23.
Fairfax County Police spokesperson Officer Monica Meeks said the two homicides are believed to be related and that investigations are ongoing.
Police ask anyone with information about either case to contact them at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).