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7282 Bunker Hill Road The Plains VA

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:14 pm | Updated: 10:32 pm, Sun Feb 24, 2013.

Authorities in Fauquier County are searching for a Fredericksburg man they say is a “person of interest” in the slayings of an elderly man and his wife in The Plains.

Nelson Slack, 80, and his wife, 74-year-old Ethel Slack, were found dead in their house at 7282 Bunker Hill Road early Sunday afternoon after friends worried when they didn’t show up to church, said Lt. James Hartman of the Fauquier Sheriff’s Office.

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  • HUMBLED1 posted at 6:55 pm on Wed, Feb 27, 2013.

    HUMBLED1 Posts: 2

    [smile] THEY GOT HIM!!

    Rest easy, Slack family. There's still a long road ahead but, prayerfully, it will be a road of healing and strength. Blessings!

  • HUMBLED1 posted at 11:55 am on Mon, Feb 25, 2013.

    HUMBLED1 Posts: 2

    Prayers to both (his and the victims') of the families because I don't think anyone would have thought that he would resort to such an action. I know that those of us who know him had no clue he would do something like this but, from the bottom of my heart, I hope that he gets what he deserves for such a cowardly crime. Yes, it is only a coward who would take the life of another and then run. I hope the authorities catch him before he harms anyone else...

  • Ex Philly posted at 4:38 am on Mon, Feb 25, 2013.

    Ex Philly Posts: 15

    Senseless madness. Unfortunate that these kinds of people are out walking around free.

  • Leslie posted at 10:15 pm on Sun, Feb 24, 2013.

    Leslie Posts: 18

    That is the picture of him on the top of the page. I think this man had no reason for being free to do what ever he wants after the very violent crimes that he is guilty of. If he was locked up the couple would still be alive and attending church! My heart and prayers go out to the elderly couple and their loved ones!

  • Kari Pugh posted at 9:55 pm on Sun, Feb 24, 2013.

    Kari Pugh Posts: 26 Staff

    We updated the story with photo of Jeffries, details on past crimes.

  • pwgal posted at 9:52 pm on Sun, Feb 24, 2013.

    pwgal Posts: 1

    "...convicted in 1986 of abduction, forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration." Why was this man even allowed back out into the world? While I believe in redemption, I believe more in protecting law abiding citizens from monsters. When you read of a crime like this tragic murder, there is inevitably the paragraph about the heinous act the perpetrator was previously convicted of. And the question of why they were allowed out to commit new crimes.

  • mhype07 posted at 9:36 pm on Sun, Feb 24, 2013.

    mhype07 Posts: 1

    Picture of Jeffries?


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