Fairfax County police say the deaths of a man in Springfield Thursday evening and a woman in Burke Friday afternoon are both homicides and they are linked.
The body of 22-year-old Henok Yohannes was found in his home in the 6400 hundred block of Blarney Stone Court in Springfield Thursday. The next day the body of 22-year-old Kedest Sileshi Simemneh, who lived in the 6400 block of Kroy Drive, was found in a backyard in the 6500 block of Cordwood Court in Burke. Both victims were shot.
Detectives say they have strong leads in both cases.