Fairfax County police have charged a 23-year-old man with abducting and murdering a young woman employe of was found in a remote, wooded area near Falls Church last May 26.
The discovery of the body of Margaret E. Goehring, 27, of Arlington, a pa- [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] the Justice Department whose body ralegal in the Justice Department's antitrust division, prompted an intensive investigation that led to the arrest Monday of William Brown III of Falls Church, police said.
Brown, who already was in custody on unrelated charges, is accused of shooting Goenring to death after allegedly stealing $5 from her and forcing her to have sex with him, according to court records.
Police spokesman Warren Carmichael declined to disclose what prompted the filling of murder, robbery,abduction, sodomy and armed robbery charges against Brown in the Goehring case, except to say that Brown has "been a suspect since the early stages of the investigation."
Brown is jailed under $125,000 bond.
"The apparent motive is robbery," said Carmichael.
He declined to disclose the circumstances under which the two met, but he said they were not acquainted before the incident.
Goehring was seen shopping alone at the Seven Corners Shopping Center off Rte. 50 a half-hour before residents of the Tinners Hill area saw her driving down a dead end street with an unidentified man in her car, police said. A few minutes later residents reported hearing at least one gunshot and telephoned police.
When officers arrived, they found Goehring's body in the woods near her car. An autopsy disclosed that she died from a single gunshot wound from a small handgun, police said.
Footprints found leading into the woods touched off an extensive air and ground search, but no suspect was found at the time.
Brown was paroled in 1978 from the federal prison at Petersburg, Va., after serving nearly three years for a drug conviction, but he was sent back to jail in September for allegedly violating his parole, according to prison records.
In Fairfax, he also is facing separate charges for allegedly abducting and robbing a man on June 22, less than a month after Goehring was killed, according to court records.
The Goehring case was used to launch the county police "crime Solvers" program in which rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for tips that lead to the indictment of suspects in unsolved cases. Carmichael said, however, that the new program was not a factor in Brown's arrest on the murder charges.