Search Continues for Stabbing Suspect

Search Continues for Stabbing Suspect

Detectives continue their investigation into July 27 stabbing of a woman on a path adjacent to Vaden Drive in Fairfax near the intersection of Sprague Avenue, according to Fairfax County Police Department. The victim is 21 years old. Her condition remains non-life-threatening.

The suspect has been described as a male, possibly Hispanic. Initial reports were that he was in a black hoodie, but police now believe he was actually wearing a white t-shirt.

Detectives and patrol officers in cars and on bicycles have spent hours canvassing the area, seeking additional information, looking for witnesses and anyone with information about this crime.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on July 27, officers from the Fair Oaks District were flagged down by a citizen reporting someone had been stabbed. Officers located the victim. A preliminary investigation determined a man approached her from behind, and stabbed her in the neck. The suspect ran away, and was last seen heading toward Blake Lane.

The victim was taken to the hospital, with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The search is ongoing for the suspect. Detectives are canvassing the area, and attempting to identify and interview potential witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Downham, or a Robbery Squad detective at 703-246-7800, or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. Submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards from $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.