There was a startling development Thursday in the high-profile cold case murder of a Washington Post copy editor. Sources tell News4 that investigators have identified a person of interest in the death of Alison Thresher. The 45-year-old disappeared from her Bethesda apartment in the 4500 block of Sangamore Lane in May 2000. A day later, her car was found about a mile away near the C & O Canal trail where Thresher liked to take walks. For almost 12 years, Thresher’s disappearance has been a mystery. Recently, during a court hearing in an unrelated case, prosecutors referenced Fernando Asturizaga as a person of interest in Thresher's murder. Law enforcement sources confirmed that status to News4. Alison Thresher’s body has never been found.
Development in Bethesda Cold Case Murder
Person of interest arrested in death of Washington Post copy editor
Updated at 2:06 PM EST on Friday, Feb 17, 2012