The arrest of Elias Abuelazam in a string of stabbings, five of them fatal, has revived interest in an unsolved Leesburg, Va., slaying last year.
Authorities have not linked the March 2009 stabbing death of Jammie Lane, 44, to Abuelazam, who is charged so far with a single count of assault with intent to murder in Flint, Mich., where most of the 18 assaults occurred.
Lane lived on the same block of Adams Drive in Leesburg, but police have noted that Abuelazam was believed to no longer be living there when Lane was killed.
The Lane homicide remains one of Leesburg's most prominent open cases, and Police Chief Joseph Price was asked about it at a news conference this afternoon.
"We are going to explore all possible connections," he said. "That case remains a very active case."
Police in Bradenton, Fla., where Abuelazam was listed as the resident of an apartment unit, said they also were reviewing open cases for possible links to Abuelazam.