Detectives are releasing two images related to the homicide investigation that occurred in Centreville and asking for the public’s assistance in identifying any of the persons depicted. They believe at least some them might have information vital to the investigation. The images depicted below are the same image; one is zoomed in slightly.
On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 4:24 p.m., patrol officers from the Sully District Station were called to a residence in the 5600 block of Gresham Lane, in Centreville, for a report of an unresponsive adult. Officers located a deceased man, later identified as 21-year-old Hosung Lee in his bedroom. Lee appeared to have trauma to the upper body.
Major Crimes Division detectives were summoned and took over the investigation. An autopsy was conducted the next day and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest and the manner of death was homicide.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Lee had attended a party at a residence on Oxon Road in Herndon on the night of Saturday, April 23. It is believed that Lee was involved in a physical altercation at the party. Through further investigation, detectives learned that patrol officers had responded to the Oxon Road address earlier on Saturday evening for a loud party complaint. Detectives then went to the Oxon Road address and found it vacant and in disarray. A search warrant was obtained and executed for the Oxon Road address.
Detectives are releasing two images of people in attendance at the party on Oxon Road on the night of Saturday, April 23. They strongly encourage anyone who might know the identity of anyone in the images to contact Detective Bond of the Homicide Section at 703-246-4057.
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