Johan de Leede was shot and killed in his living room in Lorton on March 11, 2016. Neighbors of the de Leede home on River Drive heard shots but say they saw nothing.
Fairfax County detectives have never been able to come up with a motive for the killing and they has never been a single suspect.
Now, more than two years later, de Leede’s family is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. “Somebody, somewhere knows something,” daughter-in-law Susie Paul-de Leede told a news conference at Fairfax County police headquarters Wednesday. “Please help us get answers.”
Detectives are particularly interested in obtaining more information about a black or dark gray pick-up truck that was seen and heard being driven, without lights and at a high speed, on nearby Mallard Road shortly after the shots were heard. They think it may have been a Ford F-250 or F-350. The pick-up was last seen making a left turn from northbound Mallard onto Hallowing Drive.
“This is still an active case,” says Detective John Vickery who has been investigating the case since the night of the murder. “We work on it almost daily.” But they haven’t been able to come up with the answers the family of Johan de Leede seeks.
See a video of the full news conference here.