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Crime Man confesses to 2 unsolved murders in Virginia and Maryland

03:47  21 january  2022
03:47  21 january  2022 Source:   cnn.com

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(CNN) Two cold case murders in Maryland and Virginia that took place about 15 years apart have been solved after an already incarcerated man confessed to both, according to police in Maryland . Charles Helem, 52, confessed last year to the 1987 murder of Eige Sober-Adler in Fairfax County PGPD then contacted Fairfax County Police. On Tuesday, Helem was indicted in Fairfax County for a 1987 murder ," the release read. Eige Sober-Adler, 37, of Kensington, Maryland , was found dead in a parking lot near the Dulles Toll Road on September 9, 1987, according to Fairfax Police Chief Kevin

A convicted killer is accused in two cold case murders after he confessed to the crimes, officials said Wednesday. Charles Helem, 52, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Patricia Bentley, a 37-year-old mother, in her townhome in Chantilly, Virginia , in 2002. Helem picked up 19-year-old Landry in Washington, D.C. and killed her in Mount Rainier a short time later, Aziz said. Her body was found in a wooded area of Mount Rainier, Maryland , in August 2002. Helem also gave investigators information into the killing of Sober-Adler, whose body was found in a rear parking lot of a Days Inn in Herndon

Two cold case murders in Maryland and Virginia that took place about 15 years apart have been solved after an already incarcerated man confessed to both, according to police in Maryland.

Charles Helem confessed to two murders that took place in 1987 and 2002. © Prince George's County Police Departmen Charles Helem confessed to two murders that took place in 1987 and 2002.

Charles Helem, 52, confessed last year to the 1987 murder of Eige Sober-Adler in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the 2002 murder of Jennifer Landry in Mount Rainier, Maryland, a news release from the Prince George's County Police Department said.

Helem is currently serving a life sentence in Red Onion State Prison in Virginia for the unrelated 2002 death of Patricia Bentley, 37. He was arrested in Fairfax County in 2002 and convicted in 2003 for that case, police said. CNN has not been able to identify an attorney for Helem at this time.

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Charles Helem, already serving a life sentence for murder , confessed to the unsolved killings, one of which happened 35 years ago, police said.Click here to view. A convicted killer is accused in two cold case murders after he confessed to the crimes, officials said Wednesday. Charles Helem, 52, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Patricia Bentley, a 37-year-old mother, in her townhome in Chantilly, Virginia , in 2002. He may now face charges the 1987 killing of Eige Sober-Adler in Fairfax County, Virginia , and the 2002 death of Jennifer Landry in Prince George’s County, Maryland , police

A convicted killer is charged with two murders in a cold case after he confessed to the crimes, officials said Wednesday. Charles Helem, 52, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Patricia Bentley, a 37-year-old mother, at her townhouse in Chantilly, Virginia in 2002. He could now be charged with the 1987 murder of Eige Sober-Adler in Fairfax County, Virginia , and the 2002 death of Jennifer Landry in Prince George’s County, Maryland , police said. “The families of these victims have been waiting for answers for a long time,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz said at a news conference.

"Patricia was a single mother who was killed inside her town home in Chantilly," said Fairfax County Police Department Chief Kevin Davis during a news conference Wednesday.

The investigation of the two cold case murders was reignited in 2010, when Helem sent a letter to the Mount Rainier Police Department claiming to have knowledge about Landry's murder. Landry, 19, was from Randolph, Massachusetts.

"Detectives attempted to speak to him in prison at the time, but he refused an interview. In 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, police said. Helem verbally confessed to Landry's murder during an interview with detectives and provided information "only the suspect would know," according to the release.

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Virginia Cold Case investigators are ‘working backwards’ after killer confesses to … A convicted killer is charged with two murders in a cold case after he confessed to the crimes, officials said Wednesday. Charles Helem, 52, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Patricia Bentley, a 37-year-old mother, at her townhouse in Chantilly, Virginia in 2002. He could now be charged with the 1987 murder of Eige Sober-Adler in Fairfax County, Virginia , and the 2002 death of Jennifer Landry in Prince George’s County, Maryland , police said.

(AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a Virginia murder has confessed to two additional slayings, one of which goes back 35 years, police said Wednesday. Fairfax County Police said at a press conference that Charles Helem, 52, has been charged with murder for the 1987 slaying of Eige Sober-Adler Police said Helem picked her up in the District of Columbia and killed her a short time later in the Mount Rainier area. The county state's attorney, Aisha Braveboy, said formal charges are pending. The confessions came after Helem wrote to police in Maryland and said he had information to share.

"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, the release said. 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. On Tuesday, Helem was indicted in Fairfax County for a 1987 murder," the release read.

Eige Sober-Adler, 37, of Kensington, Maryland, 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. "Sadly, 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."

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