UPDATE: Police Narrow Focus of Homicide InvestigationThe Alexandria Police Department continues to actively investigate the Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby, and Nancy Dunning homicide cases. No arrests have been made relating to these crimes, however, the Department has narrowed the scope of these investigations to Charles Severance as its primary focus.
Charles Severance came to the Department’s attention shortly before his arrest in West Virginia through a tip. During the course of this investigation, detectives have been tasked with fully vetting over 1000 tips, including investigating any connection Severance may have with these crimes. This has been a complex and time-consuming endeavor. Detectives have conducted an extensive and thorough investigation which is still ongoing. We are actively examining the facts and evidence related to these cases.
We appreciate the public’s patience throughout this investigation. The Alexandria Police Department asks that anyone with information related to these homicides or Charles Severance call the Police Department’s tip-line at 703.746.6864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.