Arlington Brief: Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Arlington Brief: Police Arrest Murder Suspect

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit and Tactical Unit have taken David Black, 46, of Arlington, into custody last week pursuant to an indictment issued by a special investigative grand jury.

These charges stem from the murder of his estranged wife, Bonnie Black which occurred on April 17 in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood. The indictment and subsequent bench warrant charges him with one count of first degree murder and one count of burglary while armed with the intent to commit a felony.

A neighbor discovered the victim’s two young children wandering outside of the home in the early morning hours of April 17. At 7:50 a.m., police responded to the 1100 block of 18th Street South where officers discovered the 42-year-old female victim dead inside her residence.

A special investigative grand jury was convened by the Arlington County Circuit Court and heard evidence and testimony surrounding the murder of Bonnie Black. On Oct. 29, the grand jury returned an indictment against David Black and he was arrested without incident.