More Details Emerge in Del Ray Murder Investigation
Elmer Roehrs' widow speaks with several TV news crews.
Additional information about the murder of 94-year-old Elmer “Joe” Roehrs, found dead Wednesday in his Holly Street home, has come forward through various television media reports.
Patch reported Friday that Marie Maybell Johnson, arrested Thursday morning for a November 2012 burglary at Roehrs’ home, is likely to be charged with Roehrs’ murder.
NBC 4 reports that Johnson was the only person seen on security cameras entering and leaving Roehrs’ Holly Street home the day of the murder. The home has a history of break-ins and Roehrs and his family installed the cameras at the house after it became a frequent target.
An Alexandria police investigation into the murder is ongoing.
Marian Bouk, Roehrs’ wife, spoke with several television reporters, as did another family member. Bouk called the situation "unreal" in an NBC 4 report.
WJLA 7 reports Roehrs earned a Purple Heart while serving in World War II. Roehrs and Bouk, married later in life, would have celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary in July.
Check out these additional TV reports on the case:
- NBC 4 — ‘It’s Unreal’: Wife of Homicide Victim
- Fox 5 — Widow of Slain 94-year-old Alexandria Man Talks to Fox 5
- WJLA 7 — Murder Charges Likely Against Burglary Suspect
- WUSA 9 — Woman Likely to be Charged With Va. Murder
Check out these additional Patch stories on the murder and investigation:
- Johnson Likely to Be Charged in Roehrs' Murder
- Roehrs’ Death Ruled a Homicide
- Victim in Suspicious Death Identified as Elmer Roehrs
- Alexandria Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Holly Street Home
Patch will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.