Man Arrested in 2010 Slaying of College Student

December 15, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County police have made an arrest in the slaying of a 19-year-old college student in June 2010.

The stabbing death of Vanessa Pham had long baffled her friends, family and authorities. She was found dead inside her car, which was in a ditch off Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church.

Authorities say 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals and turned over to Fairfax police. The Guatemalan national was charged with murder and questioned.

Police say they developed Garcia as a suspect this week through analysis of forensic evidence, but they're not releasing many details. Police say he was not acquainted with Pham.

Pham was a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design.


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