Evan Gargiulo: Anonymous Caller Provided Information about Crime

The Reston Connection provides more information on how police were led towards Evan Gargiulo as a suspect in the slaying of Mazhar Nazir. The Fairfax County police received an anonymous tip through the police department’s crime solver’s unit.

On Nov. 3, an anonymous caller contacted the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crime Solvers Unit and said Gargiulo committed the murder. On Nov. 4, detectives interviewed the caller, who told police that Gargiulo attended a Halloween costume party on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, dressed in a wetsuit, a neoprene diver’s jacket, neoprene diver’s boots and a blond wig, according to Fairfax County Circuit Court documents.

Police filed search warrants last week in Fairfax County Circuit Court last week to permit them to search Gargiulo’s residence in the 1700 block of Port Place in Reston as well as his 2007 Nissan Sport Utility vehicle.

The Reston Connection reported that Mr. Gargiulo’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 22, 2008.

For more information about the stages of a criminal case generally, click here. For Virginia’s criminal procedure law, click here.