Police Continue to Investigate Homicide
Since the February 6, shooting, that resulted in the death of Ruthanne Lodato, Alexandria Police have worked around the clock gathering information.
The release of the suspect composite on Friday generated an enormous number of tips; as a result the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting the department with agents and analysts to help vet each and every tip.
Beginning tomorrow, detectives and officers will be out in the community surrounding Ridge Road Drive speaking with residents and handing out flyers. Any law enforcement officer you encounter will identify themselves and have credentials. If you are apprehensive, call 703.746.4444 or 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.
Residents should continue to take standard precautions with their safety. Lock your doors and windows at all times. Be sure of who is at your door before you answer. Do not open your door for strangers.
The Alexandria Police Department will keep the public informed as the investigation progresses. For the latest updates visit alexandriava.gov/police. Report any suspicious activity to 703.746.4444.