Police: Reston Victim's Husband Found Dead
Police say husband of Jennifer Lynne Pearson, pregnant with the pair's child, apparently committed suicide in Texas.
Update, Wednesday 5:30 pm
News4 Washington is identifying the man dead in Texas as Timothy Connor, 31, of Reston.
The Washington Post reports that deputies in Bandera County, Tex., where Connor's mother and stepfather live, were alerted that Connor may have fled there Monday.
Officials in Texas found Connor's car and followed Connor to his mother’s house, The Post reported. Police in Texas said Connor pulled into his mother’s driveway and shot himself in the head in front of deputies.
News4 spoke with Pearson's sister, Sarah, who said Jennifer Pearson had been married less than a year and that she was five months pregnant when she was killed.
Original story, Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - Fairfax County Police say the husband of Jennifer Lynne Pearson - the pregnant Reston woman who was apparently killed before her apartment was set on fire Monday - has been found dead in Texas.
The husband, whose name has not yet been released, apparently committed suicide Tuesday in Bandera County, Texas.
Police said the husband resided in the apartment where Pearson was found. Officials are investigating his death as an apparent suicide.
"Detectives investigating the homicide do not feel there is a public safety threat and are not searching for any suspects in this case," FCPD said in a statement.
Police are continuing to investigate the homicide.
Pearson, 38, was found dead at the scene when Fairfax County Firefighters were called to her apartment about 6:15 a.m. Monday after a neighbor reported smelling smoke.
Firefighters broke down the door of the apartment at 12002 Waterside View Dr. #22, where they found a contained fire and Pearson's dead body.
Police said she had trauma to the upper body, including stab wounds, according to a search warrant.
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