Genevieve Orange was found dead in her apartment on Thursday, September 25th. According to detectives in Falls Church Gini died from blunt force trauma to the upper body. Police are treating this as a homicide. Officers found her body after they were called to make a welfare check at the Prestwick Apartment Building on Leesburg Pike, meaning that someone concerned about her well-being called and asked them to check on her. They are still investigating and police haven’t released the name of the person who made the initial call.
The police are asking for help from anyone that might have seen or spoken with Genevieve in the last few days prior to her death. Fairfax County P.D. released the following Press Release on September 26th:
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
News Release 08/269/1478/ SB (4)
September 26, 2008
Update: Police Identify Victim in Homicide Investigation
Police are investigating the death of 29-year-old Genevieve Paulette Orange as a homicide. Orange, 29, of 6166 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, was found dead in her home around 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, September 25. It appears she died from blunt force trauma to the upper body.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Genevieve was a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech and was involved with the McLean Bible Church. Gini Orange worked at the FIA (Futures Industry Association), a Washington, D.C. based lobbyist organization. According to Jogn Damgard, the President of FIA, she was a terrific employee and was very well-liked by the folks she worked with. She was originally from Roanoke and attended his school at Lord Botetourt High Scool.
It’s very sad for her family as her father Lloyd E Orange died January 12th. They are survived by mother and wife Marylin Orange. My heart goes out to her in this terrible time. Hopefully police will be able to make some progress in the coming days and at the very least answer the question as to who and why.
Genevieve’s funeral was held on October 2nd at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia.
One thing I found of interest is that there is a neighborhood right near the crime scene called Culmore that has been basically taken over by the gang MS-13. It may not even be related to the case. I’m sure being that it’s so close police are also possibly looking at that in addition to neighbors in her apartment complex.
Gini does have a MySpace page that is set to private and has not been logged into since September 12th. It looks like she had another as well but has not logged into it since 2006. You can get to it here. Probably set it up and then couldn’t remember her password so she created a new one. She has a couple of friends listed, most likely school or church friends judgin from the profiles. Nothing that really stands out in the case.
Here is the contact information again. Anyone that has any information can contact Crime Solvers toll-free at (866) 411-TIPS or go online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. You can also text TIP187 and a message to CRIMES/274637 or call the Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131. A $1,000 cash reward is up for any information that leads to an arrest.