Police identify victim, suspect in Old Town Alexandria murder

- Investigators have identified the man found dead inside a King Street business in Old Town Alexandria Friday.

Alexandria Police say 65-year-old Bradford Jackson from Alexandria was found dead inside a window replacement business. Investigators say he was not breathing and there was blood everywhere inside the business.

Police say they received a call about a suspicious man who got into a Mercedes vehicle parked on King Street just before noon. The man was described as Hispanic, naked and bleeding from his arm and hand, according to a police radio transmission.

A witness told FOX 5 that he found the manager of Window Universe inside a room that was ransacked along with blood all over.

Investigators have now identified the suspect for the murder, 34-year-old Pankaj Bhasin, 34, of New Jersey. They say he is being held without bond at the Alexandria Detention Center.

Alexandria Police say the investigation is ongoing.

The homicide may be connected to the delivery of a package outside of the business. Alexandria police were seen examining and taking away a package that had been sitting on the sidewalk all afternoon. The owner of the Japanese restaurant located below Window Universe believes there was some kind of struggle over the package.

“Somebody tried to steal the package. That's what I heard,” said Yuh Shimonoua, the owner of Nasime Japanese Restaurant. “I don't really know the detail about it … They keep my package. I don't know which one. I order similar item so I don't know which item.”

Shimonoua said the items he ordered were not particularly valuable and they were everyday items such as detergent and paper rolls for the printer.

This is the second homicide in Alexandria this year, according to police.

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