“Detectives attempted to speak to him in prison at the time, but he refused an interview. に 2017, Helem sent another letter, but he again refused an interview,” the news release read. “PGPD Cold Case Unit detectives attempted to interview him again in September of 2021 and this time he agreed.”
At the time of the September interview, Helem was being held in a Massachusetts prison, 警察は言った. Helem verbally confessed to Landry’s murder during an interview with detectives and provided information “only the suspect would know,” リリースによると.
“He advised investigators he picked up Landry in Washington, DC, while he was soliciting sex for money. They drove to Oak Lane in Mount Rainier where he murdered her. He then left her body in a nearby wooded area,” the release read.
Landry’s body was found in August 2002, though she wouldn’t be identified for another three years. Her body had trauma to her neck area, リリースは言った. An autopsy determined she died of asphyxia and cutting wounds to the neck. Helem is now charged in connection with the murder of Landry, according to PGPD.
“While communicating with Helem about Landry’s murder, he provided information regarding another unsolved murder in Fairfax County. PGPD then contacted Fairfax County Police. 火曜日に, Helem was indicted in Fairfax County for a 1987 殺人,” the release read.
Eige Sober-Adler, 37, of Kensington, メリーランド, was found dead in a parking lot near the Dulles Toll Road on September 9, 1987, according to Fairfax Police Chief Kevin Davis.
“Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department spoke with Helem in October of 2021. He confessed to the brutal and cold-hearted murder of Eige Adler,” Davis said during a news conference. “悲しいことに, both of Eige’s parents died never knowing what happened to their daughter. We hope this indictment brings some sense of closure to her surviving family members and friends.”