Virginia man charged in the death of his father, police say

A Virginia man is accused of killing and defrauding his father, according to police.

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Leesburg Police say just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, officers received a call for a suspicious event that happened at a house along the 400 block of South King Street. Once at the house, officers found a person who was dead. Officers said the victim, identified as Deak Lake, 57, had signs of trauma to his upper body.

Police later identified the victim's son, Schuyler Lake, 21, of Leesburg, as the suspect in the case. Schuyler was taken into custody on Saturday, and is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. Police said Schuyler is charged with second degree murder, credit card theft, and credit card fraud in the case.

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Leesburg Police Department


Police said the incident is still under investigation, and they are asking anyone with information to call the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4500. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report a tip to the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477.