Deaths in Springfield and Burke could be related

Burke death

Fairfax County homicide detectives are investigating two deaths they say seem to be related.

The death of a 22-year-old man whose body was found in his home in the 6400 hundred block of Blarney Stone Court in Springfield Thursday evening is being investigated as a homicide.  Detectives say Henok Yohannes had serious injuries to his upper body.

Police say another death, reported Friday afternoon in the 6500 block Cordwood Court in Burke, is considered suspicious. They say the death doesn’t appear to be random and it’s likely related to Thursday night’s homicide.

Fairfax County police urge anyone with information about either death to contact them.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.