IT WAS a heinous crime that demands justice. On June 28, 2004 a cold-blooded murder rocked Virginia Beach, Virgina. Lois Schmidt, 29, and her son, Jonathan Vetrano, 7, were found dead. Both had been shot in the head and their home set on fire. Cops say at about 6 a.m. that day, an unknown male approached Schmidt's home claiming to be a former classmate. She didn't recognize him and closed the door. According to the FBI report, "at approximately 7:00 a.m. that same morning, a white male (possibly Hispanic) was observed sitting in a raspberry-colored 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck in the vicinity of the victims' residence. The truck has not been seen in the neighborhood since the incident occurred. Additionally, the driver is being sought for questioning."
The killer is described as a white male (possibly Hispanic) 6'0"-6'1", weighing approximately 160-165 lbs., and wearing black clothing to include a mask.
Pals say that Lois was a "sweetheart" whose only flaw was bad taste in men. Investigators believe the single mom was targeted for murder in a possible murder-for-hire case. And there was something else. Her mother also said she learned only after her daughter's death: she feared for her life.