Who was Leslie Brassfield?
Leslie Brassfield was a 22-year-old woman from Fairfax, Virginia, who was found dead in Huntsman Lake in Springfield, Virginia, on June 14, 2015. She was a graduate of Robinson Secondary School and a student at Northern Virginia Community College. She was also a part-time employee at a local restaurant.
How did Leslie Brassfield die?
Leslie Brassfield’s cause of death has not been officially determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner, which is still waiting for the toxicology reports to be completed. However, the Fairfax County Police Department has said that no foul play is suspected in her death. According to the police, Leslie Brassfield’s body was spotted by two kayakers in Huntsman Lake around 10:30 a.m. on June 14, 2015. The police responded and recovered the body from the water.
What are some of the reactions to Leslie Brassfield’s death?
Leslie Brassfield’s death has shocked and saddened many people who knew her or followed her case. Some of the reactions include:
- Her mother, Lisa Brassfield, posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, saying: “My beautiful daughter Leslie was taken from us too soon. She was the light of my life and I will miss her every day. She had so much to live for and so much to give. She was loved by everyone who met her and she touched so many lives. I don’t understand why this happened to her, but I know she is in a better place now. I love you, Leslie, and I will see you again someday.”
- Her friends and classmates organized a candlelight vigil at Huntsman Lake on June 17, 2015, to honor her memory and express their grief. They shared stories, songs, and prayers for Leslie Brassfield and her family. They also released balloons and lanterns into the sky as a tribute to her spirit.
- Her coworkers at the restaurant where she worked set up a memorial fund to help her family with the funeral expenses. They also created a poster with her photos and messages of condolences, which they displayed at the restaurant.
What is the status of Leslie Brassfield’s case?
Leslie Brassfield’s case is still under investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department and the Office of the Medical Examiner. The police have asked anyone with information about her death or her activities before her death to contact them at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.