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Suspect in 2014 F.C. Homicide Believed to Have Fled U.S.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)

Homicide detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department believe that Juan Matetu Figueroa, 35, wanted for allegedly murdering his then-girlfriend Glenda Aviles, 28, in 2014 has fled the United States, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department. According to the police report, Figueroa was last seen in North Carolina, but may now be in Honduras.

On the morning of June 18, 2014 officers responded to a home in the 6900 block of Westmoreland Road in Falls Church to check on the welfare of a person, who they later found to be Aviles. No one answered the door during the morning welfare check and, according to police reports, nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary.

Later officers returned to the home with a homeowner, entered the residence and found Aviles deceased. There were multiple people living in the home; Aviles rented one of the rooms. Originally detectives believed the victim died of trauma, but an autopsy conducted by the Office of the Medical Examiner determined that Aviles died of stab wounds.

Detectives are still asking for anyone with information regarding Figueroa’s whereabouts, to contact Crime Solvers by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637), by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.