Source: Fox 5
Fairfax County police are investigating two homicides that happened less than two miles apart and are believed to be possibly connected.
Police say 22-year-old Henok Yohannes was found dead Thursday inside his Springfield home in the 6400 block of Blarney Stone Court after they received a call at around 8:15 p.m.
Authorities found Yohannes with apparent trauma to the upper body.
On Friday, police said 22-year-old Kedest Sileshi Simeneh of Springfield was found leaning against a tree and not moving by a homeowner in their yard in the 6500 block of Cordwood Court in Burke.
The resident contacted police, and medical personnel found the woman deceased at the scene – also with upper body trauma.
Police said Yohannes and Simeneh’s deaths do not appear to be random.
“We have almost of all of our homicide squad out here, we have crime scene detectives out here, we have an investigator from the medical examiner’s office and they have divided up both scenes to try to work very diligently through the details to find out what circumstances are surrounding this that may be linking these cases and who could possibly be involved,” said Fairfax County police spokesperson Monica Meeks.
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