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Woman Stabbed to Death in Culmore; Man Charged in Homicide

A 21-year old woman was found, apparently stabbed to death, on Argyle Dr. in the Culmore area of Falls Church on Thursday, Dec. 31, according to police.

Fairfax County Police responded to an apartment in the 6000 block of Argyle Drive around 5 p.m. Thursday for a report of a stabbing. Officers located the body of Claudia Nova, 21, of 6077 Argyle Drive in Falls Church with apparent stab wounds. A male suspect, 29, was also located in the apartment and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening stab wounds. Investigators believe the man’s wounds were self-inflicted.

The suspect, Selbin Marroquin, 29, of the same address, has been charged with homicide. Once released from the hospital, he will be taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police believe that the incident was domestic in nature and that the stabbing took place following an argument between the suspect and victim. Crime scene and homicide detectives are continuing to investigate. The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

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