Update to Seminary Rd Homicide/Suicide

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
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News Release: 13/168/0083/drg(4)
June 18, 2013


            Mason Police District – The deceased have been identified as; Lakshmi Bhat, female, 62 years old, of North Carolina and Anand Venkata, male, 36 years old, of 5597 Seminary Road.

            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.           

            The investigation continues.

Police Investigate Apparent Homicide/Suicide (Original Release Date 06/17/13)

            Mason Police District – Police responded to the Skyline Towers apartment complex on Monday, June 17 shortly before 10 a.m. for a report of the sound of shots being fired. Officers arrived and found two deceased persons; one adult male and one adult female in an apartment.

            The initial investigation has led detectives to believe that this was a murder/suicide, and was possibly domestic in nature.

            Crime Scene technicians and Homicide detectives are on the scene.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.



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