The Washington Post

Son charged in Loudoun man’s death

- — Martin Weil and Nick Anderson

A 21-year-old man from Leesburg was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after police found his father, a Loudoun County brewer and businessma­n, dead at home Saturday.

Schuyler Lake was being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, Leesburg police said Sunday. He also faced charges of credit card theft and credit card fraud, police said.

Dean Lake, 57, his father, was found dead in a house in the 400 block of South King Street in Leesburg, police said. He had “apparent trauma” to the upper body, police said in a statement.

Officers responded to a 7:30 a.m. call about a “suspicious event,” police said.

When they reported the death on Saturday, police said they were trying to find Schuyler Lake “due to mental and/or physical health concerns.”

In a follow-up statement on Sunday, police said: “There are no other persons of interest in this investigat­ion at this time and there is no further danger to the community.” A police spokesman said no further details were available about Dean Lake’s death.

A Linkedin account lists Dean Lake as director of brewing operations at Black Hoof Brewing Company. On its website, Black Hoof is described as a microbrewe­ry in downtown Leesburg.

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