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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Week in Crime: Arrests Made in 2008 Homicide

092309michaelthomas.jpgFairfax County Police have arrested two men in the November 2008 stabbing death of 22-year-old Erika Yancey, whose body was found in her car along Sunrise Valley Drive.

On Monday, September 21, Michael Thomas (pictured), 27, of 5213 Newton Street, Bladensburg, Maryland, was arrested and charged with murder. Thomas agreed to meet with detectives at the Mason District Police Station, where he was taken into custody.

On Tuesday, September 22, Marcus Williams, 28, was taken into custody in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and charged with murder. Williams was apprehended with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force (Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team).

Police were called to 2320 Dulles Station Boulevard on Monday, November 17 shortly after 9 a.m. to investigate suspicious circumstances. The property manager of Camden Dulles Station reported finding what appeared to be a trail of blood leading from the parking lot to a dumpster.

An investigation led detectives to determine that a resident of the apartment complex was missing. Two days later, a patrol officer located Ericka Yancey’s vehicle around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in the 13000 block of Sunrise Valley Drive. The officer also located the body of a deceased adult female inside. An autopsy confirmed the deceased woman was Erika Yancey. Yancey died from stab wounds to her upper body.

1 comment:

  1. Hope they found the right guys. Just as an aside, I noticed that this woman lived in Herndon and her body was found in Herndon. I see you've tagged the news with Herndon, but also with Reston. As a pretty new reader of this blog, just wondering if you generally cover Herndon stuff as well despite the blog's title? Other than the proximity to Reston (being the next town over), is there anything related to Reston? I also sometimes wonder why Herndon gets "paired" with Reston a lot, whereas the other bordering towns (Vienna, Oakton, and Great Falls) do not...


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