Paul Matthew Zeller
Paul Zeller, a 24 year old Iraq war veteran, was murdered on June 30, 2006, while walking near the Pentagon Row shopping center. Detectives say Mr. Zeller was on his way home from work. He exited the Pentagon City Metro Station shortly before midnight, stopped at a grocery store, and then continued on foot towards his home in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood. He was walking on a sidewalk in the 1300 block of S. Joyce Street when he was shot. The first 9-1-1 calls were received at approximately 12:06 a.m. Any new information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help detectives solve this case and bring the victim's family some closure. There is a reward of up to $10,000. Read more
| ||David Butler|
In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 15, 2000, officers responded to the 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard in the Rosslyn area of Arlington for a report of loud voices. When officers arrived, they discovered the body of David L. Butler in the parking lot of a car dealership. He was found just two blocks away from his apartment in the Colonial Village neighborhood. To read more about this case, click here>>>
Ronald Haynes was just 17 when he was slain on January 14, 1999. That night Haynes and two of his friends got in a physical confrontation with 3 Hispanic males at the Glebe Market. The two groups ran into each other again later in the evening and without warning 2 of the Hispanic males opened fire on Ronald Haynes and his friends. Haynes was shot and later died at George Washington Hospital.
| ||Andrea Cincotta|
On August 21, 1998, members of the Arlington County Police Department responded to the 1700 block of N. Rhodes Street to investigate the murder of 52 year old, Andrea Cincotta. Andrea’s boyfriend found her dead inside the closet of their bedroom. There was no forced entry to the home and no obvious signs of struggle.
Vu Huynh was murdered on March 23, 1997. He was shot to death in the parking lot of Hi Cue Billiards on S. George Mason Drive. The suspect in the shooting is described as an Asian male dressed in all black, and he may be a member of the Laos Bloods (LB) or Dragon Fly (DF) gang. The firearm used in the murder was identified as a Smith and Wesson Model 67, a 38 Special double action revolver.
38 year old Arnett Bartlett was last seen alive on the evening of July 13, 1994. He was found dead 5 days later with multiple stab wounds to his neck and shoulder area.
The Arlington County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is seeking the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of Sanford Swift on June 11, 1992. Swift was stabbed in the back room of the Roy Rogers restaurant located in the 5200 block of Lee Highway. The entire restaurant was neat and orderly except for the office, which was were the receipts for the night were counted. The money was missing.
On the evening of January 15, 1991, Sandra Carrera was found dead in her home located in the 2500 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. A family member made the discovery and immediately summoned police. The last time anyone spoke to Sandra was in early morning hours on the same day she was murdered.
The Arlington County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is seeking the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of Shannon Weaver on November 30, 1990. Ms. Weaver was found in her residence in the 1400 block of S. 28th St. The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was asphyxiation.
38 year old Constance Holtzman was murdered on November 9, 1988. She was found shot, twice, in the bedroom of her second floor apartment in the 4400 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. There is no suspect description.
Hugo Long was murdered in January, 1988. At the time Long worked in Fairfax County as a building inspector.
Early one morning, two black males were observed struggling with Long when his wife went over and tried to help him. The men then tried to steal her purse. Long and his wife retreated into their house and called 911 at 5:55 am. Both victims were taken to the hospital where they were both treated for stab wounds. On January 15, 1988, Hugo Long died from the stab wounds inflicted 3 days prior.
On November 2, 1986, Bandar Alfisal was found lying unconscious on his hotel room floor. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was strangulation. The occupants in the neighboring room heard a struggle at approximately 5 am that morning.
The Arlington County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is seeking the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of Dorothy Townsend on January 21, 1975. She was found at her place of employment in the 2500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.
The suspect in the case is described as a black male, 20-25 years old, 5’8’’-5’10’’ tall, medium to light complexion, with a medium to slight build. He had no facial hair and sideburns to the bottom of his ears. He was wearing a white knit hat, white shirt-jacket, brown vinyl hip length coat, and red shoes with white stitching
James King Forrester
James Forrester was found in the bedroom of his apartment in the 4400 block of S. 36th Street, on September 22, 1975. The night before, Forrester was seen hanging out with an AWOL U.S. Marine, described as a white male of Italian decent that went by the name “Steve.”
This is a cold case that dates back to June 17, 1974. That day, Joseph Gwiadowski was driving a taxicab for the Diamond Cab Company. He was found shot multiple times in his cab. Investigators believe the suspect might have called for a ride from a telephone booth outside of an establishment called Steve’s Restaurant.
John Raymond Herse
On August 14, 1974, John Herse and his wife had dinner at the Orleans House Restaurant in Rosslyn and were walking back to their hotel when three men approached them from behind and pushed Mr. Herse to the ground. When Mr. Herse rose, one of the suspects had a gun out and shot the victim.
The suspects are described as three black males. The first was in his 20's, 5’7’’-5’8’’ tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a black hat, glasses (regular or lightly colored sunglasses), a dark jacket (possibly leather, but not cloth), and a white t-shirt. The second suspect was also approximately 5’7’’-5’8’’ tall and slender, with a plaid coat. A detailed description is not available for the third suspect.
Eilert (Eilil) EriksenThe Arlington County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is seeking the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of Eilert Eriksen on December 16, 1974. Mr. Eriksen was found near the west entrance of Bluemont Park. Most likely this is not the place where Mr. Eriksen was attacked. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.
James “Jay” Lorenzo Dial, Jr.
37 years have passed and the murder of James "Jay" Dial is still an unsolved mystery. On January 15, 1971, Mr. Dial was shot while he was walking along the sidewalk. Injured, he wandered to a neighboring house for help, where he was found on the porch at a residence located at 2110 S. Kenmore Street.
Hugh Howard was killed in early May, 1971. Mr. Howard was found in his parents’ bedroom in the 1900 block of S. Eads Street. He had been shot twice. The last time he was heard from or seen alive was May 2.
23 year old Marcia Currier was murdered on January 8, 1970. Ms. Currier was found in her bedroom in the 100 block of N. Columbus Street. The cause of death was determined to be strangulation.
25 year old Rene Karam was last seen alive at approximately 10 pm on March 20, 1970. He was found two days later, strangled, in his bedroom in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard.
On May 5, 1970, Frank Shipley and his wife came home and surprised a burglar who was still inside their house in the 5500 block of N. 18th Street. The suspect confronted the victim and demanded access to a coin collection. Mr. Shipley was in the process of complying with the suspect's demands when he suffered a heart attack and fell to the floor. The suspect fled in Mr. Shipley’s 1968 Dodge Dart. The vehicle was later recovered.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’8” tall with a slight build, and dark brown or black wavy hair. Detectives believe the suspect has some knowledge of collectable coins because Mr. Shipley's collection was his primary target.