Suspicious death in Burke

The death of a woman in Burke early Tuesday morning is being called “suspicious” by Fairfax County police.

Detectives say the body of 64-year-old Fathia Choukri was found around 5:30 a.m. in her home in the 9100 block of Bloom Court. A family member called police after finding the woman unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives say their investigation has turned up what they’re calling “suspicious circumstances.” They’re waiting for an autopsy, expected to be done Wednesday, to determine how Choukri died.



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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.