Alexandria police announced Thursday that the bullets that killed Ruthanne Lodato in February are similar to bullets that killed two other prominent Alexandrians, one of them 10 years ago.
All three killings - Ruthanne Lodato, 59, Ronald Kirby, 69, and Nancy Niedermeier Dunning, 56, occurred in the same general area
A cafeteria manager at Barcroft Elementary School is in custody after she threatened a school administrator with a knife and told police she had a gun, say Arlington County Police.
According to police, a school administrator and the cafeteria manager got into an argument inside an office in the cafeteria
Several Alexandria streets were closed Tuesday as police recruits conducted a grid search in the area where a 59-year-old woman was killed in her home last week.
Almost 90 recruits were dispatched to systematically check the Ridge Road Drive area.
For 20 years, Ruthanne Lodato taught for 'Music Together Alexandria' out of this church in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood.
"Great family, really well-known in Alexandria, it's just shocking!" says nearby resident Tom Waters.
Neighbors say Lodato was a mother