Anonymous donor offers $50,000 reward in cold case murder mystery

Posted at 1:10 PM, Nov 25, 2013

STAFFORD, Va. (WTVR) — An anonymous donor if offering $50,000.00 to whoever can lead investigators to the person or persons responsible who murdered a Stafford County Subway shop owner three years ago.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said Samih Mustafa Sowan, who owned the Subway franchise on Walpole Street, was murdered on March 1, 2011.

Samih Mustafa Sowan

Samih Mustafa Sowan

Deputies said the homeowner reported hearing what he thought were gunshots coming from the basement. When he went downstairs, he found Sowan lying on the floor fatlly shot from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses in the neighborhood reported seeing two black males running from the basement apartment and getting into a four-door, light colored, small or mid-size sedan.

The suspects’ vehicle was last spotted leaving the area via Courthouse Road.

Sowan was known to frequent the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore City areas.

If you have information that could help investigators, call the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 or Sgt. Chris Cameron at 540-658-4450.