Victim Identified in Centreville Murder

Police release picture of possible getaway truck

By Jack Heinbaugh
|  Wednesday, May 19, 2010  |  Updated 7:44 PM EDT
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Handyman Killed at Multi-Million Dollar Mansion

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A body is found outside a Centreville home.

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Handyman Killed at Multi-Million Dollar Mansion

Police say the victim in Monday's deadly home invasion encountered robbers at his employers' house.
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Police in Fairfax County have identified the man killed during an attempted home invasion in Centreville, Va..

Jose Cardona, 39, of Courtney Drive in Manassas, was killed during an altercation with two intruders in the garage area of a home along Compton Road.

Cardona was shot during the scuffle. He died at the scene.

Police said the culprits ran through woods next to the property.

A witness told police he saw someone jump into the bed of a white pickup truck and pull a tarp over himself. The truck was driven away on Compton Road toward Union Mill Road.

Cardona was a handyman working at the mansion. He was married with two children.

Residents of the mansion said Cardona died defending them.

Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS or visit their website.

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