Woman found slain in Alexan­dria’s West End

The Washington Post - - EDUCATION - — Martin Weil

A woman was found dead in Alexan­dria just be­fore mid­night Fri­day, and a sus­pect in the death was charged Satur­day evening, the po­lice said.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers were sent at 11:55 p.m. to a house in the first block of South Van Dorn Street to in­ves­ti­gate a death. The of­fi­cers found the woman, whom po­lice iden­ti­fied only as be­ing 35 years old and a res­i­dent of Alexan­dria.

Po­lice said a 44-year-old man was charged with mur­der Satur­day evening.

Nei­ther vic­tim nor sus­pect was iden­ti­fied. Po­lice said they knew each other. The vic­tim’s name was be­ing with­held un­til rel­a­tives could be no­ti­fied, po­lice said.

They said they were con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate.

The homi­cide was the first in Alexan­dria this year, po­lice said.

The site is in the city’s West End, near In­ter­state 395.

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