Fairfax Police are looking for an Indian man believed to be involved in the early Saturday death of Bharat P. Patel, 40 of Winterthur Lane in South Reston. It's the first time we've seen an honest-to-goodness wanted poster from the Fairfax Police, although the details of what happened are somewhat sketchy.
Officers responded to the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane in Reston for a fight on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at approximately 12:45 a.m. The officers did not find any fight. Approximately one hour later a missing person report was made at Hunter Woods Plaza. An investigation lead the officers back to Winterthur Lane where a body was found with trauma to the upper body.Here's the information on the suspect:
The deceased has been identified as Bharat P. Patel, 40 of 11913 Winterthur Lane. The cause and manner of death are not available.
The above pictured man is a suspect in a murder that occurred on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at approximately 12:44 a.m. in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane in Reston, Virginia. He should be considered dangerous.We believe this is the first murder in Reston since the December 2011 shooting of Colvin Morris at Crescent Apartments near Lake Anne.
The suspect is described as an Indian male, 25-35 years old; approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with a thin orange stripe down the sleeves and blue jeans.
If you have any information about the person in the above images, please contact Detective Robert Bond of the Homicide Squad at 703 246 4057 or Robert.Bond@fairfaxcounty.gov Callers who wish to remain anonymous can leave any information with Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.
Update: Patel was an owner/franchisee of the Dunkin' Donuts that opened last week in Hunters Woods Shopping Center.
Some Action McNews footage, if you're into such things:
Twitter operative "JKREW" posted this photo of Action McNews trucks converging on the Hunters Woods Dunkin' Donuts.
"Grand opening of a Dunkin Donuts... Owner gets murdered. Vulture news crews. Gotta love Reston, VA," he writes.