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COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

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Text the word ALEXANDRIA to 25543 for text alerts (standard text message rates apply) about the case and any developments in the investigation. 

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Police: Man reached up woman's skirt at Va. CVS


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police have arrested a man who they say reached underneath a woman's skirt at a CVS.

On Wednesday, July 23, police were called to the CVS Pharmacy in the 3100 block of Duke Street to investigate a sexual battery.

Police say 25-year-old Abayneh Yemer of Alexandria reached underneath the skirt of an adult female and attempted to remove her underwear. He was arrested when officers arrived.

Yemer has been charged with Sexual Battery and Attempted Object Sexual Penetration.


4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


Alexandria murder suspect indicted in Loudoun County


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- The man wanted in the murder of a school teacher in Alexandria, Va. was indicted on gun charges in Loudoun County, police said.

Charles Severance, 53, of West Virginia, was extradited to Loudoun County to face those gun charges. On Monday, officials ruled that he will be charged.

Severance is also wanted in the murder of Ruthanne Lodato, who was killed in the city of Alexandria back in February.

Severance was arrested in West Virginia and then the stories of his connections to the local crimes were revealed by police.


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Information sought in strangulation death of Alexandria woman


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are asking for help in connection with the strangulation of a woman on the Fourth of July.

Police say 43-year-old Asabech Abayneh was strangled to death in the 5600 block of Derby Court.

Police are asking anyone who had contact with the victim in the past six months to call Detective Loren King at 703.746.6689. Witnesses can remain anonymous.

This is the third homicide in Alexandria in 2014.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

DC judge orders continued detention for terror suspect


WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala will stay locked up in the Alexandria jail.

That's the decision of a D.C. judge after a brief high-security hearing Wednesday at federal court downtown.

Lawyers for the man suspected in the deaths of the American ambassador and three others say they may yet try and get him released.

A phalanx of heavily armed U.S. Marshals stood guard as the suspected senior commander of a Libyan terrorist militia barreled back to jail on the usually peaceful streets outside federal court.

Prosecutors told the judge Khattala led a group of more than 20 armed militiamen who stormed two American diplomatic compounds in Libya,

Khattala listened intently, stared out across the courtroom, and straight into the visitors gallery.

His lawyers conceded his continued detention is appropriate for now.