Two Men Charged in Woman’s Mysterious 2015 Murder


According to PEOPLE, two men were charged in the mysterious 2015 killing of Heather Ciccone, a 21-year-old Virginia waitress. Ciccone was found dead and shot in the back of her head in her car in a stranger’s driveway.

The murder:

On Monday, Jonathan Julian Vejarano, 28, and Joshua Christopher Williams, 29, were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Vejarano was also charged with possessing a firearm as a felon, according to court records

It’s not clear if the accused have retained attorneys or not, but they have not yet appeared in court to enter pleas.

According to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, both men were already in custody on unrelated charges. They were served with their indictments on Tuesday

The sheriff’s office said that Ciccone was found dead in her 2010 Kia on Dec. 6, 2015. She was a waitress at a Red Robin in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Her car was parked in Spotsylvania, about 30 minutes from where she lived, according to authorities. The homeowner alerted the police to the shooting after he called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of his driveway.

Investigation kept secret:

According to police, Ciccone was discovered dead in her front seat. She had no connection to the house where she was found. Court records show that she had been fatally shot in the back of the head.

The rest of the investigation has not been announced to the public. Investigators refused to announce the motive, or to specify how they connected Vejarano and Williams to Cicconeto’s death, or if the victim knew the two suspects.

Almost all of the search warrants have been sealed by court order, despite authorities having searched various homes and cellphones. Investigators added that they will not be discussing evidence brought before the grand jury.