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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, stopped at the traffic light when a suspect approached her vehicle on foot. The suspect fired several shots into the vehicle and Ms. Ayele died from gunshot wounds.
- 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.