Assault

Allen Lewis Buracker , 67.

A Fairfax County man is in custody for a 1999 abduction of a woman in the Burke area.

On May 30, detectives from the FCPD Fugitive Taskforce with the assistance of the Hyattsville City Police Department arrested 67-year-old Allen Lewis Buracker at his workplace in the 2900 block of Belcrest Drive in Hyattsville, Md.

Detectives from the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau - Cold Case Squad, have been actively working on this case and new investigative leads allowed detectives to identify Buracker as a suspect.

Just shy of twenty years ago, on August 18, 1999, a woman was attempting to locate a business in the Burke Town Plaza in the 9500 block of Old Keene Mill Road when she was approached by Buracker who was there doing property maintenance. He lured the victim to a vacant office where he brandished a knife and assaulted her. She was eventually able to escape and called the police. This composite sketch was released to the public shortly after the 1999 incident.

 Major Ed O’Carroll, Commander of the Major Crimes Bureau, said, “Our Cold Case Squad is a dedicated group of talented detectives that relentlessly pursue justice for the hundreds of victims of unsolved murders and sexual assaults. Their tireless efforts on these always active and important cases are a testament to their work ethic and the law enforcement profession. They will continue to bring closure to those victims and families affected by these heinous crimes.”

Buracker is currently charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and is being held at the Hyattsville Department of corrections. He will be facing abduction with the intent to defile charges once he’s extradited back to Fairfax County.

Since the 1990s, it is believed that Buracker had been living and working in the following Virginia and Maryland counties or cities doing property maintenance: Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince George’s, Fredericksburg, and Harrisonburg. Detectives believe there is a possibility there are other victims.

Police are asking for anyone with additional information to please call the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800.

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