Apparent Murder-Suicide

Apparent Murder-Suicide

Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the East Falls Church neighborhood.

At approximately 2:42 p.m. on July 24, police responded to a check on the welfare call in the 2400 block of N. Quantico Street. Inside the residence, arriving officers located two adults deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, Terry Lynn Matsumoto, 82, of Arlington was pronounced dead at the scene along with the subject, Masao Matsumoto, 81, of Arlington. The victim and subject were married.

This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no indication of a larger threat to the community. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances that preceded the incident. Final determination of cause of death will be made by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.