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Monday, June 17, 2013

Police investigating homicide/suicide at Skyline Towers

Crime scene technicians and homicide detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department are investigating an apparent murder/suicide at the Skyline Towers apartment complex in Baileys Crossroads, according to a report from the Mason Police District.

Someone called the police saying shots had been fired. Police responded to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. today and found two deceased persons, one male and one female. “The initial investigation has led detectives to believe that this was a murder/suicide and was possibly domestic in nature,” states a news release. 

Update: The police have identified the deceased as Lakshmi Bhat, female, 62 years old, of North Carolina, and Anand Venkata, male, 36 years old, of 5597 Seminary Road, according to a June 18 bulletin from the Mason Police District. 

The investigation revealed that this was a domestic situation and that Venkata shot and killed Bhat, his mother-in-law, and then shot and killed himself. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will make final determination as to cause and manner of death.   

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