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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Herndon Man Charged in January 2018 Double Homicide

Welsh, Brian K


March 20, 2018


Kraig Troxell, Media Relations and Communications Manager, 703-771-5278

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Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625 

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Loudoun County – A Herndon man has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the January 2018 double homicide of a mother and her adult son at their Aldie home. 

Brian K. Welsh, 38, was taken into custody this afternoon and is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

The victims, Mala Manwani, 65, and her son Rishi Manwani, 32, were found deceased inside their home in the 25000 block of Tomey Court on January 31. Deputies were called to the residence after authorities were notified by the mother’s co-worker that she had not come to work that week. 


The investigation determined Welsh was known to Rishi and it is believed the two were involved in narcotics activity inside the home.  The mother was not believed to be an intended target. Both victims were shot multiple times. 

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office interviewed over 60 individuals and followed leads in West Virginia, Northern Virginia and Central Virginia and served 21 search warrants and seven court orders during the investigation. The firearm used in the homicide was recovered during the course of the investigation and the weapon forensically matched shell casings found at the scene.  


The investigation was conducted in coordination with the Office of the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Fairfax County Police Department, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science and the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force. 


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