Driver Charged With Intentionally Striking, Killing 75-Year-Old Woman Is From Reston

by Dave Emke April 17, 2017 at 10:15 am 48 Comments

The man Fairfax County police say struck a 75-year-old woman twice with his car, killing her, is from Reston.

Kenan M. Ozcan, 31, was arrested Friday afternoon on Fair Ridge Drive in Fairfax after police say he assaulted a woman in a parking lot. Investigating officers noticed front-end damage to his vehicle and connected him with the death of 75-year-old Maria Ascencio earlier that morning.

Police say Ozcan, driving a 2016 Dodge Dart, struck Ascencio at about 10:15 a.m. Friday while she was crossing Rugby Road in the Fair Oaks area of the county. Ozcan then allegedly turned the vehicle around and struck Ascencio a second time before leaving the scene. Police say Ozcan and Ascencio had no prior relationship.

Ozcan has thus far been charged with felony hit and run for his role in Ascencio’s death, as well as with attempted robbery for the parking-lot altercation.

Ozcan is listed in a Friday media release from FCPD as being from Fairfax. Don Gotthardt of FCPD, however, tells Reston Now that the department’s management system lists Ozcan’s address as being in the 2200 block of Castle Rock Square in Reston. That may be a relative’s address, Gotthardt said, but no Fairfax address for Ozcan exists in the system.

Records on file with the State Corporation Commission show a taxi company, Capital Flyer Transport and Taxi, was once registered to Kenan M. Ozcan from the Reston address. All reviews of the business on Yelp gave it 1 star, including one that claims a driver named Kenan “flipped his lid” and “began yelling and spewing profanity” at customers, with the reviewer calling him a “mentally unstable, dangerous person.”

A LinkedIn page in Ozcan’s name lists him as a molecular biologist with a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from George Mason. A GoFundMe page apparently set up by Ozcan in February asks people to help him turn his life around.

“Im a Virginia Tech Graduate, and I have my Masters in Biology, however I have been going thru some tough times recenetly and I am an ex-felon, I thought going to school would change my life and I could really use any support to help my life, I really appreciate it.” [sic]

In 2014, Ozcan was jailed after being found guilty of grand larceny following multiple armed robberies in Herndon. He was given a six-year sentence; however, all but 2 1/2 years was suspended.

Ascencio had three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, her family told DC’s WJLA.

Image: Kenan Ozcan courtesy Fairfax County Police Department

  • johnQPublic

    multiple armed robberies and served 2.5 years…who should we blame here? Thank you fairfax county

    • The Constitutionalist

      Probably pardoned in exchange for his vote.

      • Mike M

        I think it was Tim Kaine looking to make sure he could vote.

  • Hmmm

    Middle name Mehmet – the Turkish version of Mohammed.

    Our country is once again enriched by a follower of the Religion of Peace, yay!

    • Hmmm!

      You’re an idiot, yay!

      • The Constitutionalist

        Went through the effort to create a whole new account just to insult someone.

        Voted for Hillary huh?


        • Generic User

          Not sure how you made that leap.

          • The Constitutionalist

            There’s a lot of things you’re not sure about. It would be a vast step forward for you to just accept what I have to say without challenging them.

            You’re not ready.

        • Why do you bother?


          If only….

          • The Constitutionalist

            If only what?

            Use your words, child.

          • Why do you bother?

            Use your brain. Oh, wait…

          • The Constitutionalist

            So, like usual, you had nothing else. Not an educated comment, or a fact, or an argument. Just a little half-thought (the only type you’re capable of having).

            You must have been stuck in your imagination. Normal for people living in their closed off little worlds wondering how things could’ve been… if only.

          • Why do you bother?

            Ok, I’ll use small words for you:

            If only you were sorry.

          • The Constitutionalist

            I do feel sorry for anyone who voted for Hillary.

            Now let’s break down the portion of your statement that doesn’t exist. I’ll try to keep this at the GED level so you can understand.

            Your sentence is incomplete. Normally, in the world of literacy, for an if-then statement to be complete, you have to include the then part.

            Please finish your half-thought. You can do it if you try really hard. I believe in you, even though no one else does. I’ll let you out for recess early and put a gold star next to your name on the board if you can do it on the third try.

            If only you were sorry _________________________ (What? Be specific).

          • Generic User

            So angry. So remind me again what any of your rantings has to do with the unfortunate death of an elderly woman?

          • The Constitutionalist

            There’s no anger in my statements.

            Disqus does a good job of keeping things in chronological order for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to use common sense and critical thinking, two things you’ve made clear in your previous comments in other threads that you’ve lacked since birth, and draw your own conclusions to how this started.

            Just because there’s a comment in a thread does not mean it is a comment to the article.

          • Mike M

            Death? OK, but she WAS murdered. She is only dead because of the outrageous act of this vermin.

          • The Constitutionalist

            He just needed someone to give him some money so he could turn his life around.

      • Hmmm

        We are ALL idiots for letting that plague into this country.

    • Hmmmm

      Wow, and you call yourself a Christian I assume?

      • Hmmm

        Truth and reality are abhorrent to the Left, because they reveal the abject failure and suicidal insanity of their ideology. Therefore they are vehemently denied.

        • Why do you bother?

          I was going to reply to this, but I’m instead going to apply the wisest thing my father ever said to me:

          “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

          • The Constitutionalist

            Is that really the wisest lesson he taught you?

            Oh dear, you’ve been failed.

    • Amy Sue

      How can this site allow such an inflammatory, racist, and hateful comment?

      • The Constitutionalist

        Literally nothing in that comment had to do with race.

        Great bait though.

        • Jenny Gibbers

          Its implied, wrong, and factually incorrect

      • Why do you bother?

        Unfortunately, the owner of this site has continued to let race-baiting, bigoted comments stand here. I guess clicks count more than integrity.

        • The Constitutionalist

          Or maybe, the owner of this site knows the definition of your favorite labels.

        • Mike M

          Are you really for censorship of all with which you disagree?

          • Why do you bother?

            Not at all. But not every opinion warrants consideration. including racism.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Still waiting for Why do you bother? to point out the racism………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

          • Why do you bother?

            You and your ilk love to extrapolate the actions of a handful of people into “proof” that all people who are like them are evil. You should count your blessings that most of us don’t assume that all “Christians” are like you.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Can you please attempt, just once, to stay on track?

            Where is the racism.

            If you want people to take you seriously as an adult – you are an adult, right? – then you need to stay on track and back up your claims.

            There’s nothing but fluff and emotion coming from you. Now you’re assuming that I’m a Christian and insulting me because of it?

            Really a great representation of the party of tolerance here.

          • Mike M

            Not every opinion with which you disagree is racism. But that’s the level to which you have stooped. It’s already been noted that Islam is not a race. It has been established that immigration status is also not a race.

      • Hmmm

        Only a hateful racist would say that Islam is a race!

      • Mike M

        Just to be straight up, you are pretty hateful towards those with whom you disgree.

      • Jenny Gibbers

        Turks by ethnicity fall into many different groups, too many to mention and disect. Just by looking at the perpetrator he looks very Roman to me, so basically Cauc-asian.

        Turkey was once considered to be the eastern half of the empire, an area known for vacationing: plenty of bath houses, retirement communities (nekropolis), sea ports and culture (amphit theatres).

        So simply going by race here would be a stretch. But its easier to rationalize it that way, and the simple human mind feels more at ease doing so.

        In short, racism exists if you make it so. See above/below…

    • Mookie Taylor

      Just like any time someone named Joseph, Mary, or Christopher commits a crime it shows how our country is enriched by another religion of peace.

      • The Constitutionalist

        Just like the last time a group of devout Christians strapped on their suicide vests, praised the Lord, and blew up a train station.

        Or the time before that when those evil Christians took over a city and beheaded all the men and children.

        Or the other time when those “peaceful Christians” lined up those other Christians and shot them all in the head.

        I remember all those times…

        Oh wait…

        • Hmmmmmm

          Right-wing extremists are a bigger threat to mainland America than ISIS. “During the past decade we have witnessed dramatic changes in the nature of the terrorist threat. In the 1990s, right-wing extremism overtook left-wing terrorism as the most dangerous domestic terrorist threat to the country.”Source FBI from 2002

        • Athiest

          Kinda like that time the 79 Branch Davidians Christians burnt up.
          Kinda like that time the 909 People’s Temple Christians drank the koolaid.
          Kinda like when McKinney and Henderson brought their righteous justice.
          Kinda like the actions of the Westboro Baptist Christians.
          Kinda like you taking any opportunity to spew your hate.

          • The Constitutionalist

            What hate has been spewed?

            I love *Atheists*, they’re the most evangelical of all the religions.

            I would love to take a look the damage done by Atheist countries and Islamic countries to their own people and then compare them to the, oh so horrible Western World where you literally must cherry pick from history to prove your point.

  • Meh

    Another quality graduate from Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech has quite the knack for producing killers.

  • nealxg

    What’s his immigration status?

    • Mike M

      I’m guessing ethnic Turk, but I’d like to know is status. I think the GoFundMe page is just classic. I heard about this on the radio and I really couldn’t believe the police had the story right.

      • Jenny Gibbers

        Most turks would rather live in Germany, better benefits. There they get paid to have multiple wifes and children because back home in the East they cannot.

        Thanks to the neo liberal ideology mad house.

      • JJSmith

        Yup, just like Cho who murdered 32 at Virginia Tech, Jiverly Wong murdered 13 in Binghamton, two Hmong immigrants in WI killed 10 whites between them.


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