Police: Husband Killed Wife, Then Self in Tuesday Homicide

Couple was found dead by adult family member.

The were married with two children, the Arlington County Police Department announced today.

Police are calling the case a murder-suicide.

Investigators believe Juan Carlos Mox Mox, 30, killed his wife, Xiomara Aracely Benitez, who was also 30, before taking his own life.

The couple was found by an adult family member who lived with them in their residence at Park Shirlington Apartments, 4510 31st St. S.

The couple's children were not home at the time of the incident and are with family, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said Thursday.

Investigators are waiting a local medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death for each individual. 

Sternbeck said earlier this week that two different weapons were used, but he has not named them.

Michiel Van Kets August 02, 2012 at 06:38 AM
I am actually most worried about the victims' children. Are they able to abosorb the truth that there is a high possibility that their father killed their mother? Who is going to look after them? I hope that they will be well taken care of and of course, for this scar in their lives to fade soon.


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