03/28/2001

Beheading still a puzzle for Va. police; but suspect is located in 2-year-old slaying

By Mark Holmberg
The Richmond Times Dispatch
March 25, 2001, Sunday

(Richmond, VA) - The beheading of a gay, homeless piano player two years ago became one of Richmond's most famous violent crimes, but that hasn't helped solve it.

In fact, there are still just as many questions surrounding the death of 39-year-old Edward Northington as there were when his severed head was found neatly centered - upright - on a James River Park walkbridge March 1, 1999.

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