Ryan C. Strope

Ryan C. Strope was a 26-year-old Springfield man who was stabbed to death on November 19, 2008, along with his 38-year-old brother, Terence, and their 26-year-old friend Andres Yelicie, in their house at 5502 Moultrie Road in the Ravensworth Farm neighborhood.[1]

The murders took place as part of a home invasion robbery perpetrated by Jelani Slay and Delante T. Cook, who believed that the Strope brothers were drug dealers and possessed of drugs and cash.[2] Slay and Cook wore black clothing with the words "Police" and "SWAT" displayed in an attempt to force compliance during their robbery.[3]


  1. Johnson, Derek B. "Three Slain in Springfield." Springfield Connection. Connection Newspapers, 24 Nov. 2008. Web. 07 Oct. 2011.
  2. Jouvenal, Justin. "Md. Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Fatal Home Invasion." The Washington Post:The Crime Scene. The Washington Post, 6 Sept. 2011. Web. 07 Oct. 2011.
  3. Fairfax County Crimesolvers. "UPDATE – Detectives Release New Details; Still Seek Suspect Information." Crime Solvers: Fairfax County Virginia. Fairfax County Crimesolvers, 4 Feb. 2009. Web. 07 Oct. 2011.