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Fairfax police seek witnesses in Centreville mansion killing

Fairfax County police returned Monday morning to Compton Road in the Centreville area, hoping to find anyone who might have seen the getaway vehicle used after the slaying of Jose Rosales.

Rosales, 39, was shot to death when two armed men invaded a mansion overlooking Compton Road, just east of Route 28, about 10:40 a.m. on May 17. The family who lives in the mansion said Rosales, a handyman for the family, saved their lives.

Exactly one week later, Fairfax homicide detectives and officers were out on the road, handing out flyers with a picture of an older model white Toyota pickup truck, which police think the gunmen may have used to escape. Composite drawings of the two suspects were also on the flyer.

Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said police handed out flyers from 7:30 am to 11 a.m. to drivers and pedestrians. Anyone with information about the truck or the homicide is asked to call Fairfax police Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.

-- Tom Jackman

By Washington Post editors  |  May 24, 2010; 1:25 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman  | Tags: comptom road, fairfax hero, fairfax mansion killing, jose rosales  
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