Former Fairfax Co. police officer involved in murder-suicide

The murder-suicide occurred at this home. (WTOP/Kristi King)

ANNANDALE, Va. – Fairfax County police have identified the 40-year-old man found dead in an SUV with his 13-year-old daughter Tuesday morning as John Jackson, a former police officer with the department.

Police say Johnson and his daughter, Alexis, lived in the 5900 block of Summers Lane in Falls Church.

The two were found inside a black SUV in the driveway of a split-level home in the 3800 block of Forest Grove Drive near Rosewood Street in Annandale. A family member found them shortly after 1 a.m.

ABC7 is reporting Jackson’s wife, Cindy, had filed for divorce last summer and that she lived in the house where John Jackson and Alexi were found.

Police believe the deaths occurred some time between midnight and 1 a.m.

Johnson left the police department in 2010 as a sergeant. He was a 16-year veteran of the police force.

Police are awaiting more information from the medical examiner’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

WTOP’s Nathan Hager contributed to this report. Follow Nathan and WTOP on Twitter.

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