Alexandria Police Department's Cold Cases

The Alexandria Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is seeking the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the following crimes.

Page updated on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM

The Alexandria Police Criminal Investigations Section requests the public’s assistance with these cold case investigations. While some of the cases span decades, detectives are still looking for leads and are interested in talking to anyone with information. If you have information regarding any of the cases, please contact us. The victims of these crimes await justice, and their families, friends and neighbors deserve closure.

We recognize that individuals may have information which may led to the successful resolution of these cases, but may not be aware of its full significance. Other people may have concerns about publicly coming forward. We can address your concerns if you contact APD CIS at 703.746.6673 or send an email to You can also write to the following address with information or other materials: Alexandria Police Department CIS, 3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304.

Please contact us and let detectives decide whether or not the information you have is useful.

  • James Joseph Miller
    Date: July 21, 1993                 
    Location: 4600 Block of Kenmore Avenue

    James Joseph Miller, 49, was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head when officers responded to a report of a shooting. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. 

  • Eric Donald Galloway
    Date: November 21, 1993            
    Location: 1400 block of N. Beauregard Street

    Eric Galloway, 28, was reported missing by his family on November 18, 1993. His body was found on November 21, 1993, in a wooded area in the 1400 block of N. Beauregard St. Mr. Galloway died from a gunshot wound.  

  • Curtis Fitzgerald King
    Date: August 21, 1994 
    Location: 6100 block of Edsall Road 
    Curtis Fitzgerald King, 27, of Alexandria, was found lying in a parking lot of the Edlandria apartment complex suffering from several gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries.  

  • Daniel Lee Ferguson
    Date: December 17, 1994                  
    Location: 1200 block of Queen Street

    Daniel Lee Ferguson, 20, was located suffering from a gunshot wound when officers responded to a report of a shooting. Mr. Ferguson succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital.  The shots may have been fired from a passing vehicle.  

  • Owen Byrnes
    Date: March 30, 1996                 
    Location: 400 block of Timberbranch Parkway

    Owen Byrnes, 29, was last seen on March 28, 1996. His body was found in a storm drain two days later. Mr. Byrnes died from blunt force trauma.  

  • Alisha "Lisa" Johnson
    Date: July 28, 1996 
    Location: 600 block of Four Mile Road 
    Alisha “Lisa” Johnson, 20, was last seen in Alexandria in July of 1996, and her remains were found in Faquier County, Virginia on August 4, 1996.   
  • Mantimiano Rodriguez
    Date: September 21, 1997
    Location: 1100 block of Madison Street

    Mantimiano Rodriguez , 27, was found suffering from a stab wound when officers responded for the report of a fight near the Pueblo Viejo restaurant.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.  

  • Oswaldo Villeda
    Date: April 12, 1997         
    Location: 5 East Mason Avenue
    Oswaldo Villeda, 28, was inside an apartment when he was stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.


  • David Curtis Murphy 
    Date: December 7, 2005 
    Location: 400 block of North Patrick Street  

    David Curtis Murphy, 37, was outside of his residence when an unidentified man approached and shot him. Mr. Murphy was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

  • Bethlehem Ayele
    Date: October 25, 2006 
    Location: Commonwealth and Mount Vernon Avenues

    Bethlehem Ayele, 34, was inside her vehicle and stopped at a traffic light when a suspect approached her vehicle on foot. The suspect fired several shots into the vehicle. Ms. Ayele died from gunshot wounds.

  • Darnell Brown
    Date: September 22, 2007 
    Location: 400 block of North Columbus Street 
    Darnell Brown, 22, of Maryland, was found lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. He succumbed to his injuries.  
  • Jose Eugenio Cruz
    Date: October 31, 2007
    Location: 3800 block of Executive Avenue

    Jose Eugenio Cruz, 26, was found after being severely beaten by a group of unknown suspects. He died from blunt force trauma.