There was a double homicide in Fauquier County on Sunday. Police have identified an apparent suspect in the death of Nelson Slack, 80, and Ethel Slack, 74, who were found dead at 7282 Bunker Hill Rd with trauma to the upper body of both victims, according to a statement by the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.
Police are looking for John Wesley Jeffries, 60, of Fredericksburg; although Lt. James Hartman spokesman for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said Jeffries has not been charged with homicide in the case. Hartman said the Sheriff’s Office just wants to question him about what he knows about the case.
Deputies visited the Slack’s home to check on them after concerned friends reported they were not at church that morning. A BOLO was broadcast when they discovered the house locked and the couple’s car missing.
The couple was discovered around 1:15 pm when deputies returned to the Slack’s home with a family member and forced entry to the house finding the Slack’s bodies.
A vehicle believed to be Jeffries’ was found near the Slack’s home. The Slack’s vehicle was later recovered in Fredericksburg.
Jeffries is a violent sex offender and is considered armed and dangerous.
Jeffries is also wanted on unrelated felony charges including abduction, strangling and malicious wounding by the Spotsylvania authorities.
Anyone who believes they know the whereabouts of Jeffries should avoid contact ant call 911 immediately.