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Police seek help in businessman's year-old murder

Friday - 10/14/2011, 12:13pm  ET

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Police are looking for a person seen in this type of truck and trailer. (Courtesy Fairfax County Police)

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- Just over a year after the murder of a Fairfax County business owner, police are seeking the public's help in solving the crime.

Yong Suk Yun -- 61 and the owner of Dr. Wash in Chantilly, Va. -- was killed during what police believe was a robbery at his home on Ladues End Court in Fairfax Station on Oct. 7, 2010.

Detective Dan Bibeault says police believe Yun's home was targeted for a robbery. They have been looking for an older-model, white pickup truck with a trailer that was seen in the area with someone inside.

"Could they be somebody involved in the murder, or could they just be somebody that witnessed something that could close this case?" Bibeault says.

Bibeault says police also want the public to think back to that day and try to recall if they saw anyone acting out of the ordinary.

"The co-worker, a loved one, a neighbor that they saw acting suspiciously," Bibeault says. "These people might have come home and been late for work, late getting to work, they might have been coming home changing clothes."

Yun's 2002 Lexus was found abandoned in Annandale a few days after the murder. Police have looked through hours of surveillance video trying to see someone get into or out of the car, but that has not led to a suspect.

A private reward of $70,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, in addition to a $1,000 award offered by Crime Solvers. Anyone with any information on the murder can call Crime Solvers at (866) 411-8477 or send an email here.

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