Recent homicides linked, Fairfax police confirm

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police say two homicides in the Burke, Virginia, area last week are linked and that both victims were shot.

22-year-old Henok Yohannes was found dead inside his home on Blarney Stone Court in Springfield on Dec. 22.

The next morning a homeowner on Cordwood Court in Burke saw a woman’s body in his yard — it was the body of 22-year-old Kedest Sileshi Simineh.

Detectives are following strong leads in their investigation.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call Fairfax County Police 703-691-2131 or by sending a tip online to Crime Solvers:

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Anchor and reporter Kyle Cooper, has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana, and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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