Falls Church area couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

map© Google Maps

News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police are investigating after a husband and wife were found dead inside their home in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County last night.

Officers responded to the 7300 block of Parkwood Court shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday after a relative discovered 51-year-old Judith Garcia Gonzales de Gudiel and her husband 60-year-old Ever Gudiel dead.

Detectives say it appears Gudiel attacked Garcia, causing trauma to her upper body before hanging himself. Detectives did not find any signs of forced entry, and said they do not believe there is a threat to public safety.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting autopsies in the next few days to determine cause of death. The investigation is ongoing as our detectives piece together what happened last night.