Clues Sought in Murder of Retired World Bank Economist

Police are searching for clues in the death of an 83-year-old retired World Bank economist earlier this month.

Fairfax County Police spent Tuesday and Wednesday evening going door-to-door looking for information to help them solve the death of Johan De Leede, WTOP reports. De Leede was found shot in his waterfront home in Lorton March 11.

A preliminary investigation indicates that De Leede was inside the home when he was shot several times. The first officers to arrive to the scene discovered a broken window at the home near De Leede's body, according to police audio.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives have been interviewing neighbors and leaving fliers. Authorities say they plan to hold a community meeting about the case soon.

Neighbor Leslie Jacobs has lived in the typically quiet and safe neighborhood for 16 years. He says De Leede's death is "the most shocking thing'' to happen since he's been there.

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to contact Crime Solvers online at, text a tip to TIP187, call 866-411-TIPS (8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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