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Police break up MS-13 gang recruitment effort at Osbourn Park High School

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From Prince William police: 

Gang Participation & Recruitment – On December 6, a School Resource Officer (SRO), with assistance from detectives of the Gang Unit, concluded an investigation resulting in charges being placed against a juvenile in connections to allegations of alleged gang recruitment occurring at Osbourn Park High School located at 8909 Euclid Ave in Manassas (20111). Last week, the SRO at Osbourn Park High School was informed of possible recruitment activity involving the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13. This information was obtained through students and staff at the school. During the investigation, the SRO was able to identify three of the recruiters as juvenile students who attend the school. Following the investigation, the juveniles were charged. The investigation continues. Parents can learn more about recognizing and preventing gang involvement by reading the Parents Guide to Gangs, an informative publication produced by the National Gang Center.

Charged on December 6: [Juveniles]

Three 17-year-old male juveniles, all of Manassas

All three were charged with gang recruitment and gang participation

Court Date: Pending | Status: Unavailable

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Dumfries businessman bribed Department of Commerce official

Press release from U.S. Eastern District of Virginia Attorney Dana J. Boente:

James C. Bedford, 50, of Dumfries, pleaded guilty today to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in 2006, the computer systems of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), a bureau within the Department of Commerce, were infected by a computer virus that required BIS to shut down internet access to its computer systems and to construct a new computer network that had not been infected by the virus. Because BIS employees needed access to files that resided on the old system, files needed to be migrated from the old, infected network to the new, uninfected network.

According to the statement of facts, from May 2010 through October 2011, Bedford conspired with Raushi J. Conrad, then a BIS employee, to pay bribes to ensure that Bedford’s companies were awarded and maintained a lucrative subcontract and contract to perform the data migration work. Conrad was then serving within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for BIS and had been designated to oversee the data migration project. Conrad has been indicted for his role in the conspiracy and bribery scheme.

According to the statement of facts, Bedford made $208,000 in payments through a construction company he owned to a restaurant business owned by Conrad, many payments were concealed through false and fictitious invoices created by Conrad. The fake invoices made it appear that Conrad’s restaurant business had performed various services for Bedford’s construction company, when in fact no such services ever had been provided. Bedford also paid for over $7,000 worth of renovation work performed at Conrad’s residence. In exchange, Bedford’s companies reaped over $1 million in profits from the data migration subcontract and contract.

Bedford faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison sentenced on March 31, 2017. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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Store inside B-Thrifty robbed at knife point

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery – On December 6 at 1:36PM, officers responded to Ventura Gold which is inside of the B Thrifty store located at 13412 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that two unknown men approached the counter displaying a knife. The men took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the business. No injuries were reported. Officers searched the area for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 20 & 28 years of age, with brown eyes No further description provided

Last seen wearing all black clothing

Black male, between 20 & 28 years of age, 5’10”, 180lbs with brown eyes

Last seen wearing a tan hoodie

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Suspect in Featherstone 7-Eleven robbery arrested

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery *ARRESTS – On December 6, detectives from the Robbery Unit identified the suspect involved in a robbery which occurred in the 7-Eleven parking lot located at 1701 Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge on December 4. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the suspect, identified as Anthony RYANS. A search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence and the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on December 6:

Anthony RYANS, 28, of 14919 Enterprise Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: January 26, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] On December 4 at 8:40PM, officers responded to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven located at 1701 Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 31-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was sitting in her car in front of the business when she was approached by an unknown man. During the encounter, the suspect brandished a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money and car keys from the victim before fleeing the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was no located. The car keys were recovered a short time later. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

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Rape reported at home near Manassas

From Prince William police: 

Rape Investigation – On November 22 at 7:15PM, detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 7800 block of Gateshead Ln in Manassas (20109) earlier that day. The victim, a 14-year-old female juvenile of Manassas, reported to police that she was approached by an acquaintance, later identified as the accused, while she was in her backyard. During the encounter, the accused was repeatedly told to leave. The accused refused to leave then followed the victim into her residence where he sexually assaulted her before leaving the home. The victim later disclosed the incident to a family member who contacted police. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of the accused on December 2. The accused was located and arrested without incident at his residence later that afternoon.

Arrested on December 2:

Andre Dimitri CABAN, 20, of 7808 Gateshead Ln in Manassas

Charged with rape

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Updated: Police arrest suspect in massage assault case

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A man at a massage parlor asked a woman for a hug and then later assaulted her when he didn’t get one, police said.

Abduction | Assault & Battery – On December 4th at 3:06PM, officers responded to ZY Massage located at 2578 Dynasty Loop in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an assault. The victim, later identified as a 44 year-old-woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that at approximately 10:00AM that day, an unknown man entered the business and asked to use the restroom.

While the subject was exiting the business, he requested a hug from the victim which was declined. The subject then left the store but returned after a short period of time.

When the subject reentered the business, he locked the door with the victim inside, preventing her from leaving.  A struggled ensued between the two and the subject assaulted the victim, causing minor injuries. The victim was able to break free from the subject and ran from the business.

The subject also exited the business and was last seen on foot walking towards Telegraph Rd. The investigation continues and more information will be released once it is made available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 23-27 years of age, 6’0’’, and 180lbs. He also has dark hair with a dark colored unshaven beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a skull on the back right pocket, a black shirt with “Blackwatch” written on the front, a gray New York Yankees hat, and dark colored shoes.

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Prince William police named the suspect shown in these photos, wanted in connection to this reported abduction. 

From police: 

Abduction | Assault & Battery *SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On December 5, detectives from the Intel Unit received a tip from a citizen which helped identify the suspect involved in an abduction and assault which occurred at the ZY Massage located at 2578 Dynasty Loop in Woodbridge on December 4. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrested of the suspect, identified as Clarence Olutayo OLOWU. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of OLOWU is asked to contact Prince William Crime Solvers anonymously by calling 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS, texting “PWC” plus your tip to 274637, submitting a WebTip, or by using the app for Android or iPhone.

Wanted: [Photo from November 2016]

                Clarence Olutayo OLOWU, 32, of the 6200 block of Alistair Dr in Manassas

Described as a black male, 6’00”, 190lbs, brown eyes, black hair, and a full beard

                Wanted for abduction and assault & battery

Updated 4 p.m. 

From police: Abduction | Assault & Battery *ARREST – On December 6, members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Prince William County Police Warrant Unit located and arrested Clarence Olutayo OLOWU this afternoon without incident.  The accused was wanted for an abduction and assault which occurred at the ZY Massage located at 2578 Dynasty Loop in Woodbridge on December 4. The accused was located at a residence located in Woodbridge.

 

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Woman charged in Food Lion murder found in Maryland

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST – On December 2, members of the U.S. Marshal led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the suspect involved in the murder of Cordrey Douglas Jackson which occurred at the Food Lion located at 6306 Hoadly Rd in [near Dale City] on November 29. The suspect, Roberta Edlina BRANDON, was located at a residence on Addison Rd in Capitol Heights, Maryland where she was arrested without incident. The accused will remain in custody in Maryland until extradited back to Virginia.

Arrested on December 2: [No photo available]

Roberta Edlina BRANDON, 23, of the 2800 block of Bixley Hill Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

                Court Date: Pending | Status: Awaiting Extradition

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Dumfries man gets 120 months for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

From: United States Attorney Dana J. Boente, Eastern District of Virginia

“Francis Joseph Douglas, 33, of Dumfries, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and the use and carry of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

Douglas pleaded guilty on September 7.  According to court documents, Douglas sold cocaine from October 2014 until his initial arrest in August 2015.  During this time, Douglas made bi-weekly trips to New York to obtain between $5,000 and $8,000 worth of cocaine, which Douglas redistributed in Prince William County.  While distributing cocaine, Douglas was regularly armed with a Glock .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine.  Further, despite being convicted of multiple felonies, Douglas aided and abetted his wife in providing false statements during the purchase of four firearms for him, including an AK-47 and AR-15 rifle.  On Nov. 12, 2015, Douglas also aided and abetted McGary Dean Williams in providing false statements during the purchase of two firearms from a federal firearms dealer located in Woodbridge.”

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Two face murder charges in Jose Garcia Flores death

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARRESTS – On December 1, detectives from the Homicide Unit identified the suspects involved in the murder of Jose Moises GARCIA FLORES which occurred in the  on October 8. The preliminary investigation into the incident alleged that the suspects, identified as Robert Ellis ROBINSON and Terrell Lejuan HARRIS, attempted to rob the victim. During the encounter, the victim was shot and killed. The victim and the suspects were not known to one another. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for ROBINSON and HARRIS. Both suspects were previously in custody at the Adult Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Arrested on December 1:

Robert Ellis ROBINSON, 47, of 1055 Gardenview Lp, Apt 204, in Woodbridge

Terrell Lejuan HARRIS, 21, of 1312 Bayside Ave #12 in Woodbridge [No Photo Available]

Both were charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: January 23, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Four arrested in stabbing near Dumfries

An 18-year-old man was stabbed outside a 7-Eleven store near Dumfries on Sunday.

From police: 

Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation [Previously Released] On November 27 at 8:00PM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, identified as an 18-year-old man of Dumfries, was involved in a verbal altercation with several unknown men in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven. During the encounter, the victim was stabbed. The suspects fled the area and the police were contacted. The victim was flown to an area hospital with life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

Two days later, police arrested a 17-year-old girl, an 18-year-old man, and a 53-year-old man in connection to the case: 

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Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation *ARRESTS – On November 29, detectives from the Robbery Unit, Gang Unit, and officers from the School Resource Unit identified four of the suspects involved in the stabbing which occurred in the 7-Eleven parking lot located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries on November 27. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of these suspects. A search warrant was subsequently executed at 3417 Belleplain Ct where three of the suspects were apprehended without incident. A knife was recovered. 

 

Kevin HOWARD, 53, of 2513 Pembrook Ct in Woodbridge

Raekwon Malik BRYANT, 18, of 3417 Belleplain Ct in Dumfries [No Photo Available]

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: January 17, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

A 17-year-old female juvenile of Dumfries [Juvenile]

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

Today, police arrested a third suspect in the case, 19-year-old Darrlye Clemons.

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Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation *ADDITIONAL ARREST – On November 29, detectives from the Street Crimes Unit located and arrested the fourth suspect, identified as Darrlye Amontae CLEMONS, who was wanted in connection to a stabbing which occurred in the 7-Eleven parking lot located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries on November 27. CLEMONS was arrested later that evening while leaving his residence in Dumfries.

Arrested on November 29: [No Photo Available]

Darrlye Amontae CLEMONS, 19, of 3385 Vineland Pl in Dumfries

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: January 17, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

 
 

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Updated: Suspect, victim named in Food Lion shooting

DALE CITY, Va. — One man was shot outside a Food Lion at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Hoadly Road.

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Officers are currently on scene investigating a shooting which occurred at the Food Lion shopping center located in the 6300 block of Hoadly Rd near Dale Blvd. The victim, an adult woman man, was reportedly shot and transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Residents can expect a heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues. The scene is contained and secured by police. More information will be released when available.

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Reader photo: Ryan St. Louis

Updated 

From police: 

Homicide Investigation – On November 29 at 7:29PM, officers responded to the Food Lion located at 6306 Hoadly Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries a short time later. The victim will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The identity of the victim will be released once confirmed and their next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation continues. More information will be released when available.

This is Prince William County’s 22nd homicide this year. This latest incident comes less than a week after a man was stabbed to death outside a shopping center near Manassas.

Updated 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, November 30

Police have named the suspect in the shooting who remains on the loose, and the victim who died last night at an area hospital.

Wanted: [Photo January 2015]

                Roberta Edlina BRANDON, 23, of the 2800 block of Bixley Hill Ct in Woodbridge

                Described as a black female, 5’10”, 154lbs, black hair, and brown eyes

Wanted for murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Identified:

The victim was identified as Cordrey Douglas JACKSON, 24, of Dumfries

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Fatal stabbing suspect found in Ashburn

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — One man is in custody and charged in fatal stabbing of Samuel Enrique Godoy-Figueroa, who was killed outside a shopping center on Stream Walk Lane near Manassas. 

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST – On November 26, detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect involved in the murder of an adult man, later identified as Samuel Enrique Godoy-Figueroa, which occurred in the 8000 block of Stream Walk Ln in Manassas on November 24. The investigation revealed that the accused and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the victim was stabbed multiple times and later died. Both men were known to one another. The accused, identified as Guillermo Estaban URREGO, was located and apprehended without incident at an apartment on Milestone Sq in Ashburn with the assistance of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. No other suspects are being sought in this investigation.

Arrested on November 26:

Guillermo Estaban URREGO, 30, of 10800 Daisy Ct in Manassas

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Body found on Brooke Road in Stafford County

From Stafford sheriff’s office: 

On November 25, 2016 at approximately 8:52 a.m. patrol units responded to the 1400 block of Brooke Road. When deputies arrived on the scene they observed a male subject lying in the front yard of a residence.

Hugh Wesley Musselman, II, age 32 of Kings Highway in King George, was declared dead on arrival.

The cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy will be performed by the Richmond Medical Examiner. The investigation continues.

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Jose Tomas Velasquez, 44, of Manassas, shot and killed

MANASSAS, Va. — Police in Manassas are investigating a homicide that occurred overnight. 

From police: 

On November 25, 2016 at approximately 1 a.m. officers responded to the 9200 block of Byrd Drive for a report of a shooting.  Officers arrived and located a male suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.  Currently no arrests have been made.  Detectives are continuing to investigate this case and more information will be released when available.

The victim has been identified as Jose Tomas Velasquez, 44, of Manassas.

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Stabbing victim is Prince William’s 21st homicide of 2016

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — One man is dead after being stabbed at a shopping center near Manassas. 

The suspect in this case continues to elude police. 

From police: 

Homicide Investigation – On November 24 at 8:20PM, officers responded to the 8000 block of Stream Walk Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a reported stabbing. When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. First responding officers attempted first aid on the victim who was subsequently transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that the incident possibly stemmed from an altercation between the victim and a known male behind a business in the above area. The suspect was not immediately located and remains at large. The victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. This incident does not appear to be random. The identity of the victim will be released once confirmed and their next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s 21st homicide of 2016*.

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Man, 22, shot in Manassas

From Manassas City police: 

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At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2016, Manassas City Police responded to the 9200 block of Byrd Dr. for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown number of males were involved in a physical altercation.  An unknown person fired at least four shots in the area. A 22-year-old male was struck in the leg with one round. This is an active investigation with charges pending. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call Manassas City Police Department at 703-257-8000.

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Dumfries shooting victim won’t talk to police

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From police: 

Malicious Wounding On November 21 at 12:30AM, officers responded to investigate a shooting which occurred in the area of Olde Port Ln and Graham Park Rd in Triangle (22172) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Dumfries, was walking in the above area when he was struck in the leg by a bullet. The victim then called a family member who drove him to an area hospital for treatment and police were contacted. The victim was not cooperative with investigators. At this point, this incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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Grief counselors available for Rockhill Elementary students after child murdered

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The public school division in Stafford County will make available counselors to students at Rockhill Elementary School. 

Claire Buckley, 5, was a student at the school. She was killed on Thursday, along with her 17-year month-old sister Abagail, mother Amy, and her father Lance who is believed to have called 911 to report a murder-suicide prior to taking their lives. 

From Stafford County Public Schools: 

The entire Stafford County Public School community is saddened about the fatal incident involving Claire Buckley, a Rockhill Elementary School student. Although the incident did not occur on-campus, we know it can have an impact on our school community. The grief responders’ team is available at the school to help students and staff cope with the loss. A letter was sent home to parents and guardians informing them of the incident and steps the school is taking to help students. Supporting our school community is a top priority at Rockhill Elementary and all schools in SCPS.

 

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Police report Exxon stabbing, 7-Eleven robbery

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From police: 

Malicious Wounding – On November 17 at 11:13PM, officers responded to the Exxon service station located at 8289 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 19-year-old man of Manassas, was stabbed by an acquaintance following an altercation over a previous drug transaction. The victim and suspect were initially involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper body. After the incident, the suspect fled in a silver, 4-door sedan. A witness was able to drive the victim to a nearby hospital where police were contacted. The victim’s injury is considered non-life threatening. This incident was not random. The investigation continues.

Armed Robbery – On November 18 at 12:32AM, officers responded to the 7-11 convenience store located at 14820 Cloverdale Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. Store employees reported to police that two masked men entered the business and approached the counter. The men brandished firearms and took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes before fleeing the business. One of the suspects discharged a round as they fled. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 and helicopter were used to search for the suspects who were no located.

Suspect Descriptions:

Male, unknown race, possibly in their 20’s, 5’8”, 170lbs with a medium build

Last seen wearing black coveralls, navy blue shoes with white bottoms, black hat with “BAMA” printed on the front, a purple mask and white gloves

Black male, possibly in their 20’s, 6’0”, 240lbs with a heavy build

Last seen wearing a black jacket, faded & ripped blue jeans, black tennis shoes with white bottoms, a black hat and mask

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Bodies of once-missing Stafford man, his family, found inside home

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The bodies of a man who went missing for days last year, and his family were found Thursday in a Stafford County home.

A call came into the Stafford County dispatch center at 8:41 a.m. the scene of the crime, at 8 Wilderness Court. A voice on the line told an operator that his name was Lance Buckley, and that he wanted to report three murders and a suicide and then he hung up, according to a press release from Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman MC Moncure.

Authorities rushed to the home only to find the bodies of Amy Buckley, 30, Claire Buckley, 5, Abigail Buckley, 17-months old, and the body of Lance Buckley in the lower level of the home. Authorities did not say how the victims were killed. 

Detectives are still working an active investigation into the murder-suicide case. They were at the home the majority of the day on Thursday.

Lance Buckley in May 2015 was located a campground in West Virginia after he went missing two days before being found. Buckley on the day of his disappearance left his Stafford home and went to Howard University in Washington, D.C.

After located two days later, authorities said he was in “good condition.”

Amy Buckley listed Fredericksburg as her hometown on her Facebook page. When her husband was located by police last year, she took to the social media network to thank those who searched for him.

“LANCE HAS BEEN FOUND!!! He is alive, and we are so grateful for all of your prayers!”

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