Investigators say that at around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, Vinuezaâ€™s wife returned home late in the evening due to flooding on the roadway. Her husband was not there and she left to search for him.
She located his vehicle parked unattended in the 8800 block of Telegraph Road near the Accotink Creek Bridge. She contacted police, who initiated a search for Vinueza. He was not located and officers entered him as a missing and endangered adult.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday, Vinuezaâ€™s wife notified police that her husband had not returned home. Patrol officers coordinated with Fort Belvoir fire and emergency services to continue searching the area.
Fort Belvoir fire personnel located Vinuezaâ€™s body on base at the Davison Air Field. It appears he attempted to walk across the flooded bridge on foot but was swept away by the current.
Detectives with Fairfax County Police initiated a joint investigation with the Army Criminal Investigations Division. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.