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Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in Annandale

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A former Fairfax County police sergeant and his daughter were found dead early Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

The bodies of John Jackson, 40, and his 13-year-old daughter, Alexis Jackson, were found in an SUV parked in the driveway of a home on the 3800 block of Forest Grove Drive in Annandale.

The home was not where the Jacksons lived, police said.

Officers responded to the scene around 1:14 a.m. after a family member reportedly found Jackson and his daughter dead in the vehicle.

The deaths likely occurred between midnight and 1 a.m., and the medical examiner will work to determine the causes of death, police said. No motive has been established.

Jackson worked for the Fairfax County Police Department for 16 years before leaving in 2010.

The Associated Press reported that the girl's mother also was in the SUV but escaped and called police.

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