Charles A. Hamilton of Reston, Va., charged with murder of Ruth Allen, identified as his sister

10:31 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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RESTON, Va. (WUSA) - A Reston man has been charged with murder in the death of his sister, according to police.

Charles A. Hamilton, 59, was charged on Tuesday after officers were called for a report of a shot person in the 11300 block of Geddys Court at about 9:40 a.m. 


"An adult woman with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest was taken to the hospital where she died. She was identified as Ruth Allen, 68 of 2039 Durand Drive, Reston and has been identified as the sister of Hamilton," police said

Hamilton was taken into custody at the Geddys Court address and charged with murder.  Allen's death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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