Updated: Former Fairfax County Officer and Daughter Found Dead in Annandale

Police are calling the incident an apparent homicide-suicide.

Update 3:23 p.m. Tuesday: The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) said they have identified the victims in this morning's apparent homicide-suicide as 40-year-old John Jackson and his daughter, 13-year-old Alexis Jackson of 5909 Summers Lane in Falls Church. John Jackson was a former sergeant with the FCPD, according to a news release. He left the department in June 2010 after serving 16 years.

The release also states that a family member discovered their bodies in an SUV parked in the driveway and called police. Cause of death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner. Police said the investigation is ongoing.


Update 2:02 p.m. Tuesday: The Washington Post reports the 40-year-old Annandale man is a former Fairfax County police officer, but the Fairfax County Police Department would not confirm that information with Patch directly.

Some news outlets are reporting that the 13-year-old girl's mother was in the car, but escaped and called the police. Fairfax County police have yet to release details confirming that information.

Officer Shelley Broderick with the Fairfax County Police Department's Public Information Office said police responded to the home at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officers are currently working on locating the next of kin before releasing the names and there are no further details available for release right now.


A man and his daughter are dead this morning in what was apparently a murder-suicide.

Residents called police to a home in the 3800 block of Forest Grove Drive shortly after 1 a.m. after they heard gunshots. Two people were found dead in an SUV in a driveway, NBC4 reported this morning. The news station reported that the man was 40 and his daughter was 13.

Fairfax County Police say there is no threat to the public and the event appears to be an isolated incident that was domestic in nature.


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