One-Year Later: Yun Homicide Investigation Continues

Investigating for over a year, Homicide detectives are still seeking leads in the murder of Yong Suk Yun, 61, owner of Dr. Wash in Chantilly.

Yun was killed on October 7, 2010, in his Fairfax Station home at 5781 Ladues End Court. Detectives have determined the murder was committed during a robbery.

Over the past year, investigators have interviewed over 80 people, watched over 100 hours of video and exhausted numerous leads surrounding this homicide. However, they are still missing the critical information they need to close this case. Detectives ask for the public’s assistance in reporting any information to the police, no matter how insignificant it seems.

“We are committed to solving this murder and continue our plea to the community for information,” said lead detective Connie Morris. “We are seeking information that may not seem related to this case but was unusual or uncommon in someone else’s day — that could be the key to solving this murder.

Morris adds that something that seemed random or un-noteworthy could be the missing link in this case. “Perhaps someone left work early, or arrived home late and seemed anxious, not themselves or wearing different clothing; these could be indicators of suspicious activity,” Morris adds.

Back in August, detectives released an image of a vehicle they believe was in the area of Ladues End Court and Fairfax County Parkway around the time of the murder.

The image is of an older-model, white pickup truck with a utility or landscaping trailer attached to it. This is not a picture of the suspect vehicle; it is a representation based on information received during the investigation.

Homicide detectives have determined that Yun, a prominent Korean businessman, died of trauma to the upper body.  A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone who recalls seeing a pickup truck similar to the one depicted in the image at any time prior to the murder, or who has any other information about the case, is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail, by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or by calling Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

In addition to the $1,000 cash reward offered by Crime Solvers, a private reward of $70,000 cash is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.