This story was updated on March 27 at 3:30 p.m.
A former Fairfax County Police officer and his daughter are both dead in an apparent murder-suicide that police said occurred in Annandale early this morning.
According to police, former Sgt. John Jackson, 40, and his 13-year-old daughter, Alexis, both of the 5900 block of Summers Lane in Falls Church, were found dead at 1:15 a.m. in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 3800 block of Forest Grove Drive.
“Police responded to a report of a shooting and discovered the two bodies inside an SUV,” said police spokeswoman Tawny Wright. Police said the Annandale home was the residence of family members related to Jackson, but did not elaborate.
“The SUV was towed to our crime scene lab,” Wright said.
Police said they believe the shootings occurred sometime between midnight and 1 a.m.
“We are currently classifying this case as a homicide-suicide,” Wright said.
Officer Shelley Broderick said that Jackson resigned from the Fairfax County Police Department in June 2010 after serving 16 years, but did not give a reason for his resignation. ”That would be a personnel issue and not something we would release,” she said.