It had been a pretty quiet year for crime in Alexandria, but just one week after a murder in Old Town, a suspicious death on East Reed Avenue near Potomac Yard has been ruled a homicide.
82-year-old Jerry Scott was found on Monday, July 23, with trauma to his upper body, and an autopsy conducted on Tuesday officially ruled his death as a homicide. Police have not announced the arrest of a suspect but say there is no immediate threat to the public.
This is the third homicide in Alexandria this year.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Brad Cecchetti at 703-746-6858.